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Mateo López

Bogota, Colombia. 1978
XYZ
2018. Travesia Cuatro. Guadalajara. México.
Threshold
2018. Metal, automotive paint. 40 x 40 x 32 cm.
Threshold
2018. Metal, automotive paint. 40 x 40 x 32 cm.
XYZ
2018. Travesia Cuatro. Guadalajara. México.
Border
2018. Cardboard, cloth binding, canvas. Variable dimensions.
Border
2018. Cardboard, cloth binding, canvas. Variable dimensions.
Threshold
2018. Two channel video. 12' 40''.
Modular structure nº2
2018. Steel, automotive paint, wood.120 x 80 cm.
XYZ
2018. Travesia Cuatro. Guadalajara. México.
1182 Flushing Ave
2018. Wood, canvas, gesso, vinyl paint, graphite. 26.5 x 18 x 2.5 cm.
Estructura modular nº3
2018. Steel, automotive paint. 200 x 64 x 300 cm.
Apostrophe
2018. Vinyl paint on wall. Variable measures.
Eye bags
2018. Vinyl paint on wall. Variable measures.
Calendario 2018
2018. Ink, gesso, wood. 244 x 25.5 cm.
The Waste of my Time
2018. Recycled paper. 86 x 140 cm.
Paper poem
2018. Paper, wood, vinyl paint. 90 x 36 x 4 cm
Blurb
2018. Graphite, colored pencil, ink, paper. 18 x 28 x 5 cm.
Untitled
2018. Metal mesh, vinyl paint. 48 x 92 cm.
XYZ
2018. Travesia Cuatro. Guadalajara. México.
Vajilla
2018. Hand painted ceramics. Variable measures.
vajilla-casa-desorientada
2018. Hand painted ceramics. Variable measures.
Lámpara
2018. Wood assembly, cable, lightbulb, electrical fixture. 29 x 50 x 29 cm.
XYZ
2018. Artist book. 21.5 x 26.5 x 3 cm.
DSC_3490
2018. Artist book. 21.5 x 26.5 x 3 cm.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo López: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Mateo Lopez: Undo List
2017. The Drawing Center. New York. USA.
Serpentine
2016. Wood and graphite on paper, 36 x 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan.
Vertebrae
2015. Recycled paper, found wire, string, and metal nail. 25 x 3 x 8 inches. Photo: Jean Vong.
Still from Time as Activity
2016. 3-channel video projection, 54 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan
Inhale - Exhale
2018. Booth Travesia Cuatro. Zona Maco. CDMX. México.
Inhale
2016. Ink on paper. 66 x 100 cm.
Exhale
2016. Ink on paper. 66 x 100 cm.
Untitled
2018. Concrete, charcoal.
Slash
2018. Brass. Variable measures.
Beetle (cucarron)
2016. Structure in wire, gypsum, charcoal and wooden chair. Variable dimensions.
Piedra de grafito
2014. Graphite on paper, structure. Variable dimensions.
Piedra de grafito
2014. Graphite on paper, structure. Variable dimensions.
De la línea al movimiento - Inventar cosas para hacer mientras se camina
2017. Blueproject Foundation. Barcelona. Spain.
De la línea al movimiento - Inventar cosas para hacer mientras se camina
2017. Enameled metal. Variable dimensions.
De la línea al movimiento - Inventar cosas para hacer mientras se camina
2017. Blueproject Foundation. Barcelona. Spain
De la línea al movimiento - Inventar cosas para hacer mientras se camina
2017. Fundación Blueproject. Barcelona. Spain.
Esquina
2017. Wood and vinyl paint. 100 x 100 x 100 cm.
A Chair Not a Chair (Cube Variations I, II, III, IV)
2017. Wood. Variable dimensions.
Zona Maco
2016. Booth Travesia Cuatro. Zona Maco Sur. CDMX. México.
Untitled
2015. Mixed media. Variable dimensions.
Mariposa Monarca
2015. Wood, Watercolor and ink on paper. Variable Dimensions.
Mariposa Monarca
2015. Wood, Watercolor and ink on paper. Variable Dimensions.
Casi un objeto
2013. Travesia Cuatro. Madrid. Spain.
Casi un objeto
2013. Travesia Cuatro. Madrid. Spain
Boveda Celeste
2013. Paper, metal structure, wood base. 1,91 x 52 x 22 cm.
Piedra de grafito
2013. Graphite on paper Mache structure. 60 x 40 x 40 cm.
Casi un objeto
2013. Travesia Cuatro. Madrid. Spain.
Tipografía
2013. Lithography on paper. 42 x 59 cm.
Casi un Objeto
2013. Travesia Cuatro. Madrid. Spain
Time as Activity
2015. Graphite and colored pencil 25 drawings. 150 x 195cm each frame.
Casi un objeto
2013. Travesia Cuatro. Madrid. Spain.
Brújula
2013. Paper, aluminum, compass 12x12x19 cm.
Libro doblado
2013. Book. 21.5 x 28 x 18 cm.
Vaso en equilibrio
2013. Glass, paper and aluminum. Variable dimensions.
Manzana
2013. Paper,color ink, apple seed. Variable dimensions.
Escalera
2013. Mixed media on paper. 42 x 59 cm.
Regla
2013. Lithography on paper. 59 x 42 cm.
Dibujos Espaciales
2013. Sculpture Pencil wood, wire, graphite on the wall.
Dibujos espaciales 3
2013. wire, graphite on the wall. Variable dimensions.
Apartamento 402
2013. 90 drawings on paper, Charcoal, wood pallet, Mixed media on paper
Apartamento 402, (Detail)
2013. 90 drawings on paper, Charcoal, wood pallet, Mixed media on paper.
Time as Activity
2015. Animation and video. Graphite, colored pencil and cut paper. 3' loop.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm
Reglas
2014. Wood. 41 x 4 cm.
Casa desorientada
2013. Wood, glass, iron (outdoor sculpture). 438 x 438 x 410 cm. Medellín Botanic Garden. Colombia.
Casa Desorientada
2013. Lucas Oberlaender and Mateo López. Wood, glass, iron (outdoor sculpture). 438 x 438 x 410 cm. Medellín Botanic Garden. Colombia.
Casa Desorientada
2013. Lucas Oberlaender and Mateo López. Wood, glass, iron (outdoor sculpture). 438 x 438 x 410 cm. Medellín Botanic Garden. Colombia.
Casa Desorientada
2013. Lucas Oberlaender and Mateo López. Wood, glass, iron (outdoor sculpture). 438 x 438 x 410 cm. Medellín Botanic Garden. Colombia.
Casa Desorientada
2013. Lucas Oberlaender and Mateo López. Wood, glass, iron (outdoor sculpture). 438 x 438 x 410 cm. Medellín Botanic Garden. Colombia.
Casa Desorientada
2013. Lucas Oberlaender and Mateo López. Wood, glass, iron (outdoor sculpture). 438 x 438 x 410 cm. Medellín Botanic Garden. Colombia.
Deriva
2009. Mixed Media. Variable dimensions.
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions.
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions.
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions.
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions.
Nowhere Man
2011. Installation. Variable dimensions
Escritorio
2013. Wooden desk and graphite wand. Variable measures.
Cuadernos de viaje
2011. Ink and graphite on paper
Cuadernos de viaje
2011. Mixed media.
Cuadernos de viaje
2011. Ink and graphite on paper.
Paper palace
2010. 29 Bienal de Sao Paulo. Brazil. Variable dimensions.
Paper palace
2010. 29 Bienal de Sao Paulo. Brazil. Variable dimensions.
Gabinete blanco
2010. Mixed media. Variable dimensions.
Gabinete blanco
2010. Mixed media. Variable dimensions.

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.
portada
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, structure. Variable dimensions.
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm
The waist of my time
2015. Wood, paper collages. 90 x 80 x 60 cm.
Mariposa Monarca
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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ALEXANDRE ESTRELA, ELENA DEL RIVERO, JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, MATEO LÓPEZ, JOSE DÁVILA, JOHN ISAACS, SARA RAMO
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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.