Thomas Monahan

Fine Art


Matta: On the Edge of a Dream (published by Skira), 2016

Skira and Libreria Bocca
have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of the book

Matta: On the Edge of a Dream
Book Launch & Talk

Thursday, 26th of May
H 18:00
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.