VERONICA MATIZ: Bachelor of visual arts with emphasis in plastic arts, from the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia.
Her work has been influenced by great Colombian masters such as Edgar Negret, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar and Richard Serra, as well as Canadian architect Frank Gehry, who inspired her to create the exhibition: “Sculpture, an extension of architecture”, where she questions how the sculpture can be an essential part of the architecture.
Her work is characterized by the use of the basic geometrical forms, its compositional structure leads to exploring different ways of composing organic figures transmitting warmth, beauty and intimacy, that invites the observer to touch them.
By using steel sheets, a cold and masculine material, she gets to create harmonic forms with movement and volume, simulating forms of nature such as butterflies and their great variety of colors and shapes.
In the timeline of Matiz’s work, we can see the work has evolved, from the use of pure geometric forms without intervention, making very straight and flat artistic compositions; to those same shapes, disfigured, with folds, that makes the sculpture have volume and movement, making them more organic.
The work “The Dance of the Butterfly” is an example of how with two circles, cut in steel sheet and intervened with bends and welding, you can see the reference of the wings that derive in curved shapes that mesh and unfold in tabs of surrounding shapes alluding to the movement of the flight of a butterfly.
Her constant search for various organic forms, allow her a varied production that is at the same time valuable due to the importance of the topics she deals with. Her sculptures are attractive for their high aesthetic level and their technical handling. ~ Veronica Matiz