Cláudia Matoos

Cláudia Matoos

Location: Portugal

CLÁUDIA MATOOS
She is an artist who lives in Portugal. Her work in visual arts is the result of research and reflections about “Art and Territory” and “Connections with the Landscape”.
Cláudia believes that the landscape is a living organism connected in all of us and the contemporary man needs to become aware of these connections and interactions with nature. Cláudia Matoos develops some interventions in the territory, but there is also something she conceptualizes as “the random’s aesthetics”.
Her paintings aims to reflect about the “Archeology of Absence” as a concept which reveals: the presence of absence, the vestiges found in a landscape and the relationship between human being and the places.
Ph.D. in Visual Arts at School of Fine Arts of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – EBA – UFRJ, Brazil, in the research area of Image and Culture. Researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon – CIEBA. She was an Invited Assistant Teacher in drawing area at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, FBAUL – PT (2013- 2016). Master of Science of Religion from Federal University of Juiz de Fora – UFJF, Bachelor of Arts at Federal University of Juiz de Fora – UFJF, Brazil. As an artist, she holds several solo and collective international exhibitions. She has participated in national and international conferences as a researcher and her area of operation includes themes in arts, image, territory and Brazilian Culture.


Portfolio:

CONNECTIONS WITH THE LANDSCAPE

I believe the landscape is part of man. I try to see what exists beyond the landscape.
We are integrated with nature, but many people are not aware that our planet is a living organism.
In developing a metaphysical look at the landscape, I want my artworks to act as a moment of reflection.
Contemporary man needs to be aware that by connecting with the landscape, he is connecting to himself. He may try to immerse himself in the landscape, may find the lost inner silence, establish a connection and a dialogue with nature.

CONNECTIONS “CONNECTIONS”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 X 70 cm, 2016.

PINES: THE IMMERSION “PINES: THE IMMERSION”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 80 cm X 60 cm, 2015.

SILENCE “SILENCE”

Acrylic on canvas; 80 cm X 60cm, 2015.

DIALOGUE “DIALOGUE”

Acrylic painting on canvas; 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016.

PHOENIX “PHOENIX”

Acrylic on canvas

THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE

I develop some interventions in the territory, but there is also something I conceptualize as “the random’s aesthetics”. My paintings aims to reflect about the “Archeology of Absence” as a concept which reveals: the presence of absence, the vestiges found in a landscape and the relationship between human being and this place.

ABSENCE “ABSENCE”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 60 cm X 50 cm, 2016.

COMPLICITY “COMPLICITY”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016.

MEMORIES “MEMORIES”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 100 cm X 80 cm, 2016.

VESTIGES “VESTIGES”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016.

PAST “PAST”

Acrylic painting on canvas, 60 cm X 50 cm, 2016.