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Mateo López

Celestial Pole, 2015

Paper, metal, marble rock, compass
98 × 19 1/4 × 21 in
248.9 × 48.9 × 53.3 cm
This is a unique work.
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New York
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About the work
Casey Kaplan
New York

A draughtsman by nature, Mateo López’s (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) practice traverses drawing, …

A draughtsman by nature, Mateo López’s (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) practice traverses drawing, sculpture, architecture, stop-motion animation, and choreography. Multi-dimensional mediums are inspired by diverse fields ranging from design to education. Beginning his career as an architectural student in Bogotá, …

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Mateo López
Colombian, b. 1978
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Mateo López draws the viewer in with visual expressions of anecdotes and experiences. His narratives, autobiographical and fictional alike, unfold through drawings and objects meant to spark associations. For instance, a paper-cut diorama of a workshop in a shoebox tells the story of a Colombian shoemaker finding success in Mexico (Sleeping Box, 2007). His work often blurs the distinction between artistic production and presentation and includes a performative element, for instance setting up a working studio inside a gallery (Inside and In Between, 2006) or outfitting his Vespa with a portable studio for a journey across Colombia and exhibiting his journal entries, sketches, and photographs along the way (Motorcycle Diaries, 2007). One critic noted that Lopez’s investigation of ‘truth’ “allows us to examine the internal reality of objects.”

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About the work
Casey Kaplan
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A draughtsman by nature, Mateo López’s (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) practice traverses drawing, …

A draughtsman by nature, Mateo López’s (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) practice traverses drawing, sculpture, architecture, stop-motion animation, and choreography. Multi-dimensional mediums are inspired by diverse fields ranging from design to education. Beginning his career as an architectural student in Bogotá, …

Medium
Sculpture
Mateo López
Colombian, b. 1978
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Mateo López draws the viewer in with visual expressions of anecdotes and experiences. His narratives, autobiographical and fictional alike, unfold through drawings and objects meant to spark associations. For instance, a paper-cut diorama of a workshop in a shoebox tells the story of a Colombian shoemaker finding success in Mexico (Sleeping Box, 2007). His work often blurs the distinction between artistic production and presentation and includes a performative element, for instance setting up a working studio inside a gallery (Inside and In Between, 2006) or outfitting his Vespa with a portable studio for a journey across Colombia and exhibiting his journal entries, sketches, and photographs along the way (Motorcycle Diaries, 2007). One critic noted that Lopez’s investigation of ‘truth’ “allows us to examine the internal reality of objects.”

Mateo López

Celestial Pole, 2015

Paper, metal, marble rock, compass
98 × 19 1/4 × 21 in
248.9 × 48.9 × 53.3 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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