Ramuntcho Matta was born in Paris in 1960. He lives and works in Paris and in Epaux-Bézu.Read More
Ramuntcho Matta's artistic career begins in the late seventies with music. Beyond his work as a composer, he already resorts to the plastic arts in order to formulate his questionings, odd and complex subjects of creation, sometimes using sounds, drawings, videos, space, words or combinations.
Chris Marker tried to characterise his work and found the adjective 'multimedium'.He has often chosen to collaborate and work with many artists such as Don Cherry, Brion Gysin, John Cage or Chris Marker.
He has recorded about twenty solo albums, and as many collective ones.
He has played music and exhibited his works in Paris, New-York, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Rome... He has also participated in many collective exhibitions: at Louis Vuiton space in Paris, at the Art Library in Milano (Italy), at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes, at the Musée des Beaux-arts in San Diego, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, at La Piscine in Roubaix.
He has worked with the label sometimeStudio and produced either forgotten or newfound artists since 2000.In 2008, he starts the project LIZIERES, in the south of Aisne, a thinking platform to exchange about cultures and resources, put an end to the isolation of avant-garde players and offer an area of freedom for experimentation.
With Laurie Anderson, I have discovered sound construction.
With Robert Wilson, I have discovered some notions of staging and space.
With Don Cherry, I have discovered and been made aware of jazz and improvisation...
With Brion Gysin, I have discovered narrative.
With Félix Guattari, I have discovered the multiple.
With John Cage, I have discovered random music.
With Chris Marker, I have discovered synthesis.
With music, I have discovered complementarity.
With my father, I have discovered how to look.
With my cat, I have discovered purring.
Text courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault.