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(1911 – 2002), Chile

Roberto Matta Biography

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, 'Matta,' (b. 1911, Santiago, Chile; d. 2002, Civitavecchia, Italy), was born in Santiago, Chile. Matta's first one-artist exhibition was held at the Julian Levy Gallery, New York in 1940, and since that time, nearly 400 solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted, including MoMA's 1957 retrospective, which traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1957) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1958). Matta is considered one of the great Surrealists and is widely acclaimed for his critical—and catalytic—influence on the development of Abstract Expressionism and on his contemporaries, including Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell.

Roberto Matta Featured Artworks

First State of “Splitting of the Ergo” by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork
Roberto MattaFirst State of “Splitting of the Ergo”, 1946Coloured crayon, pencil and gouache on paper
71.1 x 59.1 cm
Waddington Custot Contact Gallery
Les Témoins de l’univers by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork
Roberto MattaLes Témoins de l’univers, 1948Oil on canvas
218.5 x 296 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Phosphorece (Le Cube ouvert) by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork
Roberto MattaPhosphorece (Le Cube ouvert), 1949Oil on canvas
88 x 117 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Samotriosa (Goal) by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork
Roberto MattaSamotriosa (Goal), 1975Bronze
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Aldala by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork
Roberto MattaAldala, 1975Bronze
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Untitled by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork
Roberto MattaUntitled, 1952Oil on canvas
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery

Roberto Matta Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta, MATTA | DUCHAMP at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
Closed
21 November 2018–21 March 2019 Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta MATTA | DUCHAMP Galerie GmurzynskaTalstrasse 37
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A Selection of Works from Galerie 1900-2000 at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition A Selection of Works from Galerie 1900-2000 David Zwirner69th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art David Zwirner20th Street, New York

Roberto Matta Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing

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