Mateo uses forgotten images and traditional patterns and symbols to create his ‘monologues of the soul’. In creating artworks from carpets traditionally woven by women and placed on the ground, Mateo honours ancient cultures, and celebrates the beauty and strength of women.
Washa has been created especially for Mateo’s showcase at Enter Gallery in April 2022.
This giclée and silkscreen print on Canson Rag Photographique is an Artist Proof, hand-finished with spray paint, and signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 80 x 40
Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Silkscreen, Giclee, Print Artist Proof
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Size (cm): 80 x 40
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About the artist
A French artist based in Montreal, Mateo is best known for his intricate street art that combines ancient ornamentation and patterns. His work is inspired by his explorations across the world and his individual pursuit of enlightenment and truth. Mateo delicately ponders the complexities of the human condition in his pieces with references to ancient symbolism.
Questions concerning mass consumerism and culture erasure are threaded throughout his work, adding spiritual layers to visually stunning pieces. Although inspired by eastern traditionalism, Mateo isn’t afraid to subvert the cultural norm to say exactly what he wants to say. His iconic carpets, historically woven by women, now depict women. Detailed and intense, they are carpets that are hung vertically instead of walked upon. Mateo’s reverence for the foundations of wisdom that our society was built on runs throughout his progressive and powerful work. Thoughtfully provocative and visually exquisite.