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37. Pedro Matos

Untitled (Barbara)

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Acrylic based enamel on unprimed cotton canvas
180 x 100 cm.
Painted in 2018

Untitled (Barbara) was previously exhibited at stitchingthecracks at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery in London.

Curator Daniele Capra says of his work, “The works on canvas by Pedro Matos portray several blown-up images of incisions, casually noticed on walls, wooden doors, school desks and trees. These marks, at times barely comprehensible, are normally seen and then instantaneously forgotten due to their lack of visual syntax and real contents of interest: they're scraps, relics left by someone before us. Matos incorporates these visual clusters on the surface, using these marks to create a painting that apparently lacks both a subject and syntax, and is characterised by a sense of metaphysical suspension.” 

Matos lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions such as Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Florence), Galeria Presença (Oporto), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles) and Ivory & Black (London). His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Huset for Kunst og Design (Denmark), Fifi Projects (Monterrey), Camara Muncipal do Porto (Oporto), Museu do Côa (Vila Nova de Foz Côa), Mini Galerie (Amsterdam), National Army Museum (London), The Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas), Galeria Boavista (Lisbon), The Dot Project (London), University of Arizona Museum of Art (Arizona), Phillips de Pury (London), among others.

Matos' background in contemporary art was expanded with his education at the Faculdade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa in Lisbon, ArCo Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual in Lisbon and Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts in London.

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Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY