Roberto Matta was a Chilean artist born in Santiago de Chile in 1911.
After studying at the Catholic University of Santiago, he traveled to Europe and eventually met Salvador Dali. This led him to become part of the Surrealist movement.
After much time and meeting many well-known artists, Matta began to form his style of painting. He focused much of his art towards subconscious landscapes and how all things are tied together. Later, he moved towards more contemporary art that have been categorized as cosmic and apocalyptic paintings.
He is best known for his unique blending of Surrealism with Abstract Expressionism.
His works are part of the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice.
Matta died in 2002 in Civitavecchia, Italy at the age of 91.
LES PANDRELLES DU SOIR
ARTIST: Roberto Matta
WORK DATE: 1963
MEDIA: Oil on canvas
SIZE: 47″ x 56″