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At Thessa Herold gallery until 24th October 2015
In the heart of the Marais neighbourhood, close to the Picasso museum, Thessa Herold gallery exhibits a collection of works by artist Roberto Matta (1911-2002). The exhibition titled “MATTA” presents ten works on paper and six ‘space’ paintings, including a captivating oil painting from 1961 named ‘Bella Ciao’. The displayed set, produced between 1946 and
1962, presents an opportunity to discover and rediscover the work of the Chilean artist, who is all too rarely shown in France.
Considered to be a major artist of the second half of twentieth century, Matta began his career as a draftsman, working with various leading architects such as Le Corbusier. His meeting, in 1938 with André Breton, a key figure of Surrealism, represents a pivotal event in his artistic career. Henceforth, one year later Matta participated in the International Exhibition of Surrealism in Paris. As with many artists of that period, the war led him to leave for New York. There he rapidly became an important influence on American artists such as Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock. In 1948, Matta returned to Europe where he lived between Paris and Rome until his death. His works are now presented in major public collections worldwide.
On the occasion of its current Matta exhibition, Thessa Herold gallery published an illustrated catalogue containing a biography of the artist and a text by Georges Sebbag
Enjoy the show !
Address : 7, rue de Thorigny, 75003 PARIS (metro: Saint Paul, line 1 and Filles du calvaire, line 8)
Opening times : Tuesdays to Saturdays 11h-13h and 14h-19h