Galerie Gmurzynska at FIAC Paris | Booth C29
Grand Palais | October 17–20, 2019
At this year’s FIAC, in honor of the late Germana Matta, we will mount an Homage to Roberto Matta.
Paris was one of the principal residencies of Matta. The exhibition will therefore include parts of the archives and sketchbooks from Matta’s Parisian home.
The core of the presentation consists of three highly important large scale works, executed between 1947 and 1958. It will be complemented by midsize works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures.
Matta’s influence can be felt both in today’s Contemporary Art as well as in the Tech-World; his impact on fellow New York artists in the 1940’s was summarized by nobody other than Marcel Duchamp:
“Still a young man, Matta is the most profound painter of his generation”
Marcel Duchamp, 1944
While the legendary MoMA curator and Picasso Scholar William Rubin had this to say about Matta:
“Matta became the only painter after Duchamp to explore wholly new possibilities in illusionistic space”
William Rubin, 1985
Additional works to be shown are by Yves Klein, Wifredo Lam, Fernand Léger, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Antonio Saura.