ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Roberto Sebastian Matta

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGS

Matta In America
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO

Hardcover, 10 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 55 color | 11/2/2001 | Not available
$25.00



Matta & the Fourth Dimension
Matta & the Fourth Dimension
SKIRA

Matta: at the meeting point of surrealism and abstract expressionism

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 224 pgs / 80 color. | 2/18/2020 | Not available
$55.00



Matta & the Fourth DimensionMatta & the Fourth Dimension

Published by Skira.
Edited by Dmitry Ozerkov, Oksana Salamatina. Text by Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

A protagonist in the tale of surrealism’s influence on American art at midcentury, the Chilean painter Roberto Matta initially trained as an architect, and moved to Paris in 1933 to work for Le Corbusier. It was in Paris that Matta met the surrealists. Inspired by non-Euclidian geometry (like Duchamp, de Chirico and others), Matta tried to give shape to structures built in his mind, creating space beyond conventional perspective. Additionally, through the writings of Russian philosopher Peter D. Ouspensky, Matta became fascinated with the idea of the “fourth dimension,” and, upon his move to New York, transmitted these ideas to abstract expressionist painters such as Gorky, Motherwell and Pollock.

The first overview of the artist in many years, Matta & the Fourth Dimension features more than 60 of Matta’s paintings, highlighting the artist’s unique understanding of space and his pursuit of the fourth dimension on canvas. With a text by Linda Dalrymple Henderson (author of The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art) and an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist, this volume offers a much-needed comprehensive survey of the artist’s work.

Roberto Matta (1911–2002) held his first solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery, New York, in 1940, and since that time, nearly 400 solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted, including retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. He was the father of the New York artist Gordon Matta-Clark.



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Matta In AmericaMatta In America

Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s

Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Essays by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Colette Dartnall and William Rubin, Foreword by Robert Fitzpatrick.

This catalogue focuses on work produced by the Chilean-born artist Roberto Sebastian Matta from 1939-1948 when he lived in exile in New York. Matta, who has spent most of his life living and working in Europe, occupies a unique and pivotal place in the history of American art of this period. Of all the surrealists in exile in New York during these years, Matta formed the closest links with American artists of his own generation and served as a catalytic force in communicating ideas about surrealist processes and relating to the development of a new language of abstract painting. Matta in America includes full-color illustrations of approximately twenty paintings and twenty drawings made during the artist's American sojourn. An essay tracing the development in the 1940s of Matta's work and highlighting his interactions with other artists of the period is complemented by an essay by art historian William Rubin. Originally written for the Centre Georges Pompidous's 1985 Matta monograph, Rubin's essential text, "Matta in the United States: A Personal Note," has never before been published in English.

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

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