Pedro Matos @ Shooting GalleryJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011
Lisbon, Portugal-based Pedro Matos, a young and emerging artist whom we have profiled in the magazine in the past, just opened an exhibition, Ephemera, at San Francisco's Shooting Gallery. The exhibition features Matos' layered, textured oil on canvas works.
As Shooting Gallery notes, "The works featured in Ephemera are the newest iteration of Matos’ masterful oil-on-canvas explorations, featuring a complex layering of texture, pattern and portraiture. He collects inspiration from a variety of sources, and photographs people, places, and aesthetic details to pull from for his finished works. Matos’ new canvases are a result of the piling-up of things he is drawn to, torn-up, remixed, and given the appearance of ripped paper – set to mimic the aesthetic of worn, shredded posters pasted to the side of a building. Through this visual language, Matos hopes to pull the viewer into a conversation surrounding impermanence, and the constant shifting of social, political, moral, cultural and aesthetic ideas."
Through September 24, 2011
San Francisco, California