Pedro Matos has been hailed as one of Portugal’s most promising contemporary artists. His practice has been a continuos investigation of the ephemeral and decaying, the withered and downtrodden - Qualities the artist finds present in the urban landscape and nature alike, whether made by unconscious human gestures and mark making or natural phenomena. Rendered in the form of meticulous and highly detailed works, the artist explores the intricacy of abstract textures and fragmented details, lying at the boundary between abstraction and representation.
This series titled "Four Seasons" was first commission by the Teatro Nacional da Guarda and are now on the permanent collection of the Guarda Museum.
Pedro Matos was born in Santarém, Portugal in 1989. He studied at the Fine Arts University of Lisbon (2008); Arco Visual Arts Centre (2009) and Central Saint Martin's College of Art at the University of London (2011). Pedro's work has been widely exhibited internationally, both in solo and group exhibitions such as The National Army Museum in London (2013); Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles (2013); The Goss Michael Foundation in Dallas (2012); University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson (2011) and Phillips de Pury in London (2010). His work is in the permanent public collections of The National Army Museum in London and Museu da Guarda in Portugal.
Courtesy of the Artist