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Roberto Matta
Porol-Vua, Surreal Lithograph by Matta

1978

$1,500

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Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: Porol-Vua Year: 1978 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 97/100 Image Size: 20 x 28.5 inches Size: 22 x 29.5 in. (55.88 x 74.93 cm)

Details

  • Artist
    Roberto Matta (1911-2002, Chilean)
  • Creation Year
    1978
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Long Island City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4661292793

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About Roberto Matta (Artist)

“The function of art,” the Surrealist Roberto Matta (1911–2002) once stated, “is to unveil the enormous economic, cultural and emotional forces that materially interact in our lives and that constitute the real space in which we live.” In his paintings, Matta sought to expose those forces through the Surrealist practice of automatism, creating work in a free-associative state intended to conjure the unconscious.


After studying architecture in his native Chile, Matta, then 22, chose to pursue the field in Paris, where he mingled with stars of the avant-garde like Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dalí and Walter Gropius. In the late 1930s, he abandoned Paris, together with his job at Le Corbusier’s studio and (for a time) his career, for modern art’s new epicenter, New York City. There, he became a colleague of art legends like Marcel Duchamp and Arshile Gorky.


Although celebrated primarily for his work as a painter, Matta was an equally talented furniture designer. His furniture pieces, like his artworks, are the stuff of dreams. The back of his totem chair, for example, is composed of smiling, cartoonish creatures stacked on top of each other. In his MAgriTTA armchair, the top half of a plush green apple sticks out of large black bowler in homage to its namesake, the Belgian Surrealist René Magritte.

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