Roberto Matta

Roberto Matta

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, “Matta,” (1911–2002), 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.

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, c. 1957. oil on canvas, 6' 7-1/2" x 9' 7" (201.9 cm x 292.1 cm).
Interrogation humaine, c. 1957. oil on canvas, 6' 7-1/2" x 9' 7" (201.9 cm x 292.1 cm).
, 1967. oil on canvas, 79-7/8" x 91-3/4" (202.9 cm x 233 cm).
Semeur d'incendies, 1967. oil on canvas, 79-7/8" x 91-3/4" (202.9 cm x 233 cm).
, 1967. oil on canvas, 10' x 13' 2-3/4" (304.8 cm x 403.2 cm).
Le temps space du pissenlit, 1967. oil on canvas, 10' x 13' 2-3/4" (304.8 cm x 403.2 cm).
, 1974. oil on canvas, 6' 6-3/8" x 9' 6-5/8" (199.1 cm x 291.1 cm).
Vivre la mort, 1974. oil on canvas, 6' 6-3/8" x 9' 6-5/8" (199.1 cm x 291.1 cm).
, 1974. oil on canvas, 10' 1/8" x 15' 4-1/4" (305.1 cm x 468 cm).
Comment une conscience se fait univers (peut être), 1974. oil on canvas, 10' 1/8" x 15' 4-1/4" (305.1 cm x 468 cm).
, 1999. oil on canvas, 14' 11-1/2" x 21' 9-1/4" (455.9 cm x 663.6 cm).
Architecture du temps (un point sait tout), 1999. oil on canvas, 14' 11-1/2" x 21' 9-1/4" (455.9 cm x 663.6 cm).

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Interrogation humaine , c. 1957. oil on canvas, 6' 7-1/2" x 9' 7" (201.9 cm x 292.1 cm).