Carlos Mata

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Toro Cenilyo
Caballo Laopos
Caballo CiriacoCABALLO PRIAMO
Caballo Espalyo
Toro Therio
Caballo Polanto
Caballo Esqueneo
MONUMENTAL WORKS

Carlos Mata

°1949, Palma de Mallorca, ES - † 2008

Studies: Academy for modern art in Barcelona and Paris

Carlos Mata was born in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) in 1949. He lived and worked in Barcelona, where he died in July 2008. Influenced by his mediterranean origins he was inspired by spanish life, landscapes and grounds. We find in his work the mystery of préhistoric arts and the colors of earth. Mata combines in his stylized horses and bulls the symbolic meaning of the animal with its grace and elegance. His work is mysterious and allows the viewer to uncover its hidden meaning or just to gaze at the stylish forms and lines. Carlos Mata’s sculptures are inspired by his childhood memories. He brings to life the original images when he was a small boy: dark profiles reduced to their essential outlines. His horses seem to be playful but proud, show characteristic features without volume. Their shapes represent the collective memory of ancient cultures, related to modern reality. Carlos Mata was an internationally renowned artist exhibiting in art fairs, public and private collections in Europe, South America and the United States.

 

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Monumental iron sculpture "Caballo" in Igualada, Barcelona (ES). Height: 6 metres

2015

KunstRai Amsterdam, NL

2014

Art Up (Lille), FR

2011

Lineart Art Fair, Gent, BE

2008

TEFAF, Maastricht (NL)

2007

TEFAF, Maastricht (NL)

2006

Lille European Art Fair, Lille (FR)

2004

Artendens, Belfry of Bruges (B)

2004

New York Art Expo (USA)

2003

Miami Art Fair (USA)

2002

Sofa, Chicago (USA)

2002

Art-Sud International Art Fair, Beirut (RL)

2002

Hong-Kong Art Fair (CHN)

2001

International Art Fair Vienna, Vienna (AUT)

2000

Europ-Art, Genève (CHE)

2000

BA Art Fair, Buenos Aires (ARG)

1999

Salon d'art Contemporaine (LUX)

1999

International Art Fair Seville (ES)

1999

Contemporay Art Fair Valencia (ES)

1998

Inter Art 98, Valencia (ES)

1993

Museum Manuel Montero, Mondeño (ES)

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