Mathieu Bories portrait

Mateo /   Mathieu Bories

France 1985

Street Art, Painting, Murals

Mathieu Bories
October 28, 2018
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Visual artist from the street, Mateo questions the perception of the world which surrounds us and the impact of the traditional on our western societies. His humanistic approach proposes to reconnect with fundamental inspirations, a bridge to our deep origins as well as a romanticism erased in our contemporary society.

Mateo - Alda, Spray paint on traditional Carpet, 2018
Mateo – Alda, 2018. Spray paint on traditional Carpet, 180 x 120 cm.

Traditional patterns, ornaments, travel relics, symbols, forgotten images are the raw material of a personal composition, a monolog of the soul, in search of timeless knowledge.

Mateo - Justice, Mixed Media on wood, 2016
Mateo – Justice, 2016. Mixed Media on wood. 60 x 60 cm.

Mateo was born in France, in 1985. After completing a master degree of Art in Toulouse, he heads to Montreal in 2008 to work as a graphic designer. Then he starts a long trip around South America where he still produces and paints murals with the wire of its meetings.

Mateo - La pomme du savoir - MTL, 2017
Mateo – La pomme du savoir – MTL, 2017

Back in Montreal, he decided to devote himself entirely to art. His practice has always evolved between streets and studio, largely influenced by the Street Art movement with a total freedom of materials.

Mateo - MAS - MTL 2015
Mateo – MAS – MTL 2015

His work can be seen in France, Quebec, United States, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Latvia, and many others.

Featured image: Mateo – portrait
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2018Summer EndGeraldine Zberro, ParisGroup
2018Urban Art FairCarreau du Temple, ParisGroup
2018Focus on MateoGallery LeRoyer, MontrealSolo
2017Foire d’Art Montreal, FAMMontrealGroup
2017NYC Art FairArteria, New YorkGroup
2017Traveling HomeLulu Gallery, MelbourneGroup
2016RAW ProjectWynwood School, MiamiGroup
2015Festival MuralStation 16Group
2015US BarcelonaLa escocessa, BarcelonaGroup
2014Montreaux Art Gallery, art fairMontreaux Art GalleryGroup
2014Stencil Art PrizeaMBUSH Gallery, SydneyGroup
2014Paris Art FairCarrousel Musee du Louvres, ParisGroup
2014We Art BarcelonaTransforma BCN, BarcelonaGroup