(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

Untitled by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork painting
Roberto Matta Untitled, 1993–1994 Oil on canvas
134 x 169.9 cm
Pace Gallery
La Nature Unie by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Roberto Matta La Nature Unie, 1965 Oil on canvas, triptych
204 x 690 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
L'homme descend du signe by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork painting
Roberto Matta L'homme descend du signe, 1975 Oil on canvas
410.8 x 833.1 cm
Pace Gallery
Les Témoins de l’univers by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork painting
Roberto Matta Les Témoins de l’univers, 1948 Oil on canvas
218.5 x 296 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Phosphorece (Le Cube ouvert) by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork painting
Roberto Matta Phosphorece (Le Cube ouvert), 1949 Oil on canvas
88 x 117 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Samotriosa (Goal) by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork sculpture
Roberto Matta Samotriosa (Goal), 1975 Bronze
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Aldala by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork sculpture
Roberto Matta Aldala, 1975 Bronze
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Untitled by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork painting
Roberto Matta Untitled, 1952 Oil on canvas
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery

Roberto Matta Recent Exhibitions

Roberto Matta Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA
Pace Gallery East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles +4
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