Roberto Matta

Roberto Antonio Sebastian Matta Echaurren (November 11, 1911 – November 23 2002) better know as Roberto Matta, was one of Chile’s best known painters and a seminal figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist art.

In his art Matta creates new dimensions in a blend of organic and cosmic lifeforms (biomorphism). He was one of the first artists to take this abstract leap. Biomorphism is an art movement that began in the 20th century. I attempts to morph artistic design elements into naturally occurring shapes, or patterns reminiscent of nature. Taken to its extreme it attempts to force naturally occurring shapes onto functional devices.

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