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Mateo López

Bogota, Colombia. 1978
Inhale
2016. Ink on paper. 66 x 100 cm
Exhale
2016. Ink on paper. 66 x 100 cm
Estructura modular nº3
2018. Steel, automotive paint. 200 x 64 x 300 cm
Modular structure nº2
2018. Steel, automotive paint, wood.120 x 80 cm
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Paper poem
2018. Paper, wood, vinyl paint. 90 x 36 x 4 cm
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1182 Flushing Ave
2018. Wood, canvas, gesso, vinyl paint, graphite. 26.5 x 18 x 2.5 cm
Threshold
2018. Metal, automotive paint. 40 x 40 x 32 cm
Threshold
2018. Two channel video. 12' 40''
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Sin título
2018. Metal mesh, vinyl paint. 48 x 92 cm
Time as Activity, 2015
Graphite and colored pencil 25 drawings 150x195cm each frame
Installation view
Casi un objeto
2013
Casi un Objeto
2013
Regla
2013
Piedra de grafito
2013
Escalera
2013
Apartamento 402, (Detail)
2013
Dibujos Espaciales
2013
Tipografía
2013. Lithography on paper.
Poema en papel
2013. Paper, wood.
Casi un objeto
2013
Boveda Celeste
2013. Paper, metal structure, wood base. 1,91 x 52 x 22 cm.
Beetle (cucarron)
2016. Structure in wire, gypsum, charcoal and wooden chair. Variable dimensions
Piedra de grafito
2014. Graphite on paper, macho structure. Variable dimensions
Piedra de grafito
2014
Mariposa Monarca
2015. Wood, Watercolor and ink on paper. Variable Dimensions
Mariposa Monarca (Detalle)
2015. Wood, Watercolor and ink on paper. Variable Dimensions
Reglas
2014
Time as Activity, 2015
Animation and video. Graphite, colored pencil and cut paper. 3' loop.
Brújula
2013
Vaso en equilibrio
2013
Manzana
2013. Paper,color ink, apple seed. Variable dimensions
Libro doblado
2013
Untitled
2015
Travesía Cuatro booth Zona MACO Sur 2015
The waist of my time
2015
The waist of my time (Detalle)
2015
The waist of my time (Detalle)
2015
The waist of my time (Detalle)
2015
The waist of my time (Detalle)
2015
The waist of my time (Detalle)
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm
The waist of my time (Detail)
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm
Escritorio
2013
Cuadernos de viaje
2011
Cuadernos de viaje
2011
Cuadernos de viaje
2011
Casa desorientada
2013
Casa Desorientada
2013
Casa Desorientada
2013
Gabinete blanco
2010
Casa Desorientada
2013
Casa Desorientada
2013
Casa Desorientada
2013
Gabinete blanco
2010. Mixed media. Variable dimensions
Deriva
2009
Paper palace
2010 29 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paper palace
2010. 29 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Variable dimensions
Nowhere Man (detail)
2011
Nowhere Man
2011
Nowhere Man
2011
Nowhere Man
2011
Nowhere Man
2011
Nowhere Man
2011
Nowhere Man
2011

Mateo López expands the practice of drawing taking its consequences beyond the two-dimensional; he transforms tracing into a tool for constructing tangible objects. For the artist drawing is a way to position himself on the limit of objects, enabling him to play with its specificity, this produces a certain oneiric character that reveals the existence of multiple personal narratives to the spectator.

Mateo López’s work is mainly determined by the effort of sketching the paths of memory, the constant movement between past and present, this has taken the artist to employ drawing as a method for tracing his own transit within the world. López has focused in how spaces can acquire a subjective quality by means of constant human activity; personal experience is his starting point, referencing both his studio and his apartment, to consider how memory can get affixed to things. By accepting this, the artist has the possibility to map events and anecdotes by establishing relationships between objects. Mateo López reproduces memories and converts them into something susceptible to displacement through the creation of portable modules that host different collections of objects.

His work has been exhibited in institutions such as The Drawing Center in New York (2017); the Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona (2017); Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Bogotá (2017); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2015); The Drawing Room, London, UK (2015); Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia (2014); The Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York (2013); The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US (2013); The Jerusalem Center of Visual Arts, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); Gasworks, London, UK (2010); MUSAC, León, Spain (2009).

In 2012-2013 he was chosen as the Protégé of South African artista William Kentridge for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts program.

He took part in the 43rd Salon Nacional de Artistas, Colombia (2013), the Mercosur Biennal in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011) and the 29th Biennal of São Paulo, Brazil (2010).

Mateo López lives and works in New York, USA.

Beetle (cucarron)
2016. Structure in wire, gypsum, charcoal and wooden chair. Variable dimensions
Vessel detail (Casa desorientada)
2018. Hand painted ceramics. Variable dimensions.
Manzana
2013. Paper,color ink, apple seed. Variable dimensions
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Inhale
2016. Ink on paper. 66 x 100 cm
Exhale
2016. Ink on paper. 66 x 100 cm
Modular structure nº2
2018. Steel, automotive paint, wood. 120 x 80 cm
Piedra de grafito
2014. Graphite on paper, macho structure. Variable dimensions
The waist of my time (Detail)
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm
The waist of my time (Detalle)
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm
Mariposa Monarca (Detalle)
2015. Wood, Watercolor and ink on paper. Variable Dimensions
Mariposa Monarca
2015. Wood, Watercolor and ink on paper. Variable Dimensions
Paper palace
2010. 29 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Variable dimensions
Gabinete blanco
2010. Mixed media. Variable dimensions
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TRAVESÍA CUATRO AT FRIEZE NY | BOOTH 4D

Travesía Cuatro | Frieze NY | BOOTH 4D
ALEXANDRE ESTRELA, ELENA DEL RIVERO, JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, MATEO LÓPEZ, JOSE DÁVILA, JOHN ISAACS, SARA RAMO
Mayo 3, 2018 – Mayo 6, 2018

 

THE VALISE, MoMA, NY | MATEO LÓPEZ

Through June 4, Mateo López is participating in The Valise, a collective artists’ project, unites seven South American artists—Johanna Calle, Matías Duville, Maria Laet, Mateo López, Nicolás Paris, Rosângela Rennó, and Christian Vinck Henriquez—with the Argentine writer César Aria. The printed edition, published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, presents a selection of artworks responding to the idea of travel and to Aria’s novel.

 

FRIEZE NY 2017 | TRAVESIA CUATRO

Travesía Cuatro participate in Frieze NY, May 4-7. Artists: Elena del Rivero, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jose Dávila, Alexandre Estrela, Milena Muzquiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo and Mateo López.