"untitled" by Matina

"untitled" by Matina

Matina
"untitled"

Location: Bègles, France
Technique: linocut
Social Media: @atelier_matina
Website: http://www.matinago.com
Print Number: 353

Description of the print : This untitled print is a part of « Masked statuettes », a series of linocut, whose title refers to the Menhir Statues of the Fenaille Museum in Rodez, France, which moved me a lot during a visit in 2019. Then my research opened on other Venus or primitive feminine and animal representations throughout the world for which I feel a kind of fascination for their expressivity. The "Masked Statuettes" are like reminiscences of another time, reminiscences of childhood or coming from a forgotten crossbreeding. I consider this series as an ode to the sacred feminine and to fertility. Artist statement: My graphic work is inspired by the human animal, the plant world, the mineral world and the invisible. I sketche, take notes and photograph details that make my senses wriggle. Then I classifie, downgrade, combine, compile and purifie by drawing with a « clear line ». I trie to breathe a joyful strangeness to my pictures.


Seen in the following exhibitions:
5/R Hall&Gallery, Nagoya, Japan in August 2022
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany in October 2022
Kölner Graphikwerkstatt, Cologne, Germany in November 2022
The inPrint Collective, Toronto, Canada in April 2023March
Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA in July 2023