To celebrate the centenary of the first manifesto of surrealism, Diane de Polignac Gallery organizes the exhibition Manifeste et vous dedicated to the Chilean surrealist painter Roberto Matta (1911-2002).
This exhibition brings together seven never seen before masterpieces created in the last years of his amazing life. These compositions in ink and acrylic on canvas strike by their dynamism. Roberto Matta proposes maps of mental territories to better equip us to go through the 21st century. These bold large formats perfectly illustrate the free spirit of this great 80 years old artist, at the top of his art.
A publication accompanies the exhibition, bringing together unpublished texts inspired by the artworks, a way of exploring the creative process. The authors were invited by Ramuntcho Matta, son of the artist and curator of this exhibition. The authors are artists, writers, musicians, historians, journalists… They are Thomas Baumgartner, Pablo Cueco, Anne Egger, Réjane Ereau, Aurélien Masson and Ramuntcho Matta.
In addition, an essay by Fariba Bogzaran highlights the importance of friendship in the surrealist process by insisting on Roberto Matta’s relationship with Gordon Onslow Ford, without whom Roberto Matta would never have become a painter. A friendship of a lifetime animated by an exemplary creative reciprocity.