Matta 103

Born on this day in 1911, Roberto Matta was one of the last great exponents of Surrealism, remaining true to the movement’s tenets throughout a long and incredibly prolific career. With a virtuoso technique and astonishing work rate Matta realized thousands of square metres of his signature cosmic and biomorphic dreamscapes. It is impossible to do justice to his epic achievement on a computer screen, but has a superb virtual gallery of his work. Matta’s son Gordon Matta-Clark, who died tragically young in 1978, was also an extraordinary artist.

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren
11 November 1911 – 23 November 2002


2 Responses to “Matta 103”

  1. I am completely disoriented. How come I haven’t known about him?

    Thank you very much for posting this.

    • Dylan Thomas Hayden Says:

      It’s my pleasure. Matta is one of my favourite painters, but perhaps he isn’t as well known as he should be.

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