” Ficciones de Roberto Matta/ Matta. Fictions”At Museum Frieder Burda of Baden- Baden

„Matta. Fictions“ at the Museum Frieder Burda

Baden-Baden. From january, 19 until june, 2, 2013 the museum Frieder Burda presents about 30 large-scale works by this Chilean-born artist in a focused retrospective. For the first time in decades the work of Matta (1911 – 2002) will be shown in Germany. The exhibition „Matta. Fictions“ stretches from Matta’s beginnings as a Surrealist through to his panoramic paintings of the 1990s.

Matta was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. His works can be seen in museums around the world. He was in close contact with Surrealists such as Dalí, André Breton and Marcel Duchamp, with whom he began exhibiting in 1938. Trained as an architect, Matta developed his ideas on the relationship of space to human beings while working at the Paris studio of Le Corbusier. In the 1940s, while living in exile in New York City, Matta anticipated important developments in Abstract Expressionism. After the Second World War, his machine figures reflected political and social events of the day. Matta’s painting style shifts between figuration and abstraction, creating cosmic fictional spaces that reflect contemporary history. His often overwhelmingly large paintings anticipated the fantastic worlds found in works of science fiction and computer games.
This exhibition illustrates the cosmopolitan life Matta led between Santiago de Chile, Paris, Rome and New York and demonstrates his amazing relevance to contemporary painting.
Matta. Fictions brings together works from all of Matta’s creative periods, including three-dimensional installations in several parts that encompass the view and pull him or her into the fictional space. Matta’s architectural vision finds its expression in the space between the image and the viewer in such installations. The curving walls of the exhibition will reflect his concept of image space which is based on the organic curves and hollows found in the human body.

The exhibition catalogue is published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich (196 pages with color illustrations of all works on exhibit, € 29).
An exhibition in cooperation with the Bucerius Kunstforum, Hamburg.

Baden-Baden, january 2013

Info:
Matta. Fictions
January, 19 – June, 2, 2013Matta_Aujourd_huitre_1971 (1)

Matta
Aujourd’huître
1971
200 x 246 cm
acrylic on canvas

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_Explosant_fixe_1974

Matta
Explosant fixe
1974
200 x 300 cm
oil on canvas

private collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Sebastian Matta - Archivio Opere

Matta
Ilumínense los unos a los otros porque es siempre la primavera vez
1970
206 x 384 cm
oil on canvas

private collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Personen / KŸnstler / Matta, Roberto / Werke

Matta
L’Année 1944
1942
127 x 97 cm
oil on canvas

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
Photo: bpk / Nationalgalerie, SBM / Jörg P. Anders
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_L_Atout_1954

Matta
L’Atout
1954
200 x 390 cm
oil on canvas

private collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_L_Impencible_1957

Matta
L´Impencible
1957
82,5 x 103 cm
oil on canvas

private collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_L_ouverture_de_l_etre_1959

Matta
L’Ouverture de l’être
1959
203,5 x 295 cm
oil on canvas

Moderna Museet Stockholm
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_Les_Grandes_expectativas_1966

Matta
„Les Grandes Expectatives“ from the period „L’Honni Aveuglant“
1966
203 x 402 cm
oil on canvas

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Sebastian Matta - Archivio Generale Opere

Matta
Les Témoins de l’univers
1947/48
218,5 x 296 cm
oil on canvas

private collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Sebastian Matta - Archivio Generale Opere
Matta
Les Plaisirs de la présence
1984
308 x 735 cm
oil on canvas

private collectiion
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_Splitting_the_Ergo_1946

Matta
Splitting the Ergo
1946
195,6 x 215,5 cm
oil on canvas

private collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Matta_Theorie_de_l_Arbre_1941

Matta
Théorie de l’arbre
1941
74,6 x 94,8 cm
oil on canvas

Malingue, Paris
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
No royalties for publication if related to the exhibition
at the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Nympheas de Claude Monet (1840-1926) han inspirado bastantes cuadros de Roberto Matta (1911-2002),Jackson Pollock(1912-1956), Rafael Ruiz Balerdi (1934-1992).
Influyó de manera evidente en Arshile Gorky(1904-1948).
La capacidad visionaria de Matta, que trabajó con el arquitecto conocido como Le Corbusier(1887-1965), es mostrada con sus obras de transfondo geométrico, que hacen imaginar restos de naves espaciales flotando a través del éter eterno.
Obras de gran formato, de colores muy matizados, que animan a abstraerse , disfrutar e imaginar el futuro.

Nympheas of Claude Monet(1840-1926) inspired many paintings of Roberto Matta(1911-2002),Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Rafael Ruiz Balerdi (1934-1992).
Matta influenced of clear maner in Arshile Gorky(1904-1948).
The visionary capacity of Matta, wich worked with the architect knows as Le Corbusier (1887-1965),it´s showed with his paintings of geometrical background, wich make to imagine remainder of spaceships floating through the eternal ether.
Paintings of big scale, of so coordinate colours, wich helps to go to the own deep down, to enjoy, and to imagine the future.

Ramuntcho Robles Quevedo

Photos cortesy of Press Service of Museum Frieder Burda(Baden-Baden, Germany)

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