have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of the book
Matta: On the Edge of a Dream
Book Launch & Talk with the participation of Paola Gribaudo,
Oksana Salamatina and Thomas Monahan
Thursday, 26th of May
Libreria Bocca Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The first international monograph dedicated to the work of the Chilean painter, a major figure in the twentieth-century Surrealist movement. Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (1911-2002) was an international figure whose
worldview represented a synthesis of European, American, and Latin American cultures.
As a member of the Surrealist movement and an early mentor to several Abstract Expressionists, Matta broke with both groups to pursue a highly personal artistic vision. His mature work blended abstraction, figuration, and multi-dimensional spaces into complex, cosmic landscapes.
This monograph traces the life and the work of the artist from the beginning to his most celebrated works; it also includes the interview that, just before his death last year at the age of 91, Roberto Matta gave Tate’s contributing editor Hans Ulrich Obrist.