ROBERTO MATTA

1911 2002

Roberto Matta is a Chilean surrealist artist, who lived in France from 1933 and was close to Duchamp and Tanguy. Creator of realities and spaces that deal with the unconscious and ancestral rites, of imaginary architectures that meet the modes of thought, he was described by Duchamp in 1946 : “Matta followed modern physicists in his quest for new spaces which, although depicted on canvas, should not be confused with a three-dimensional illusion. Although still young, Matta is the most profound painter of his generation.”

Matta (1911-2002) - Mort Ilaleur, 1947 Crayon de cire et mine de plomb sur papier, 29 x 37 cm