Matta

Chaosmos

About this artwork

Although Matta is best-known as a painter, he began making sculpture in 1957. Much of the artist's work showed organic forms floating in a cosmic space, a theme which is continued in Chaosmos. The title of the piece is a combination of the words 'chaos' and 'cosmos'. The twisted figure suggests a monster or idol, studded with, what appear to be, tiny bronze heads. Matta sent a video-recorded message for the opening of the Dean Gallery (now Modern Two), in 1999 and this sculpture was acquired at that time.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Chaosmos
  • date created:
    1970
  • materials:
    Bronze
  • measurements:
    180.00 x 92.00 x 38.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1999
  • accession number:
    GMA 4284
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Matta

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