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Chaosmos 1970

On Display Modern Two

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 Modern Two in 1999 and this sculpture was acquired at that time.


  • Acc. No. GMA 4284
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 180.00 x 92.00 x 38.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1999