Eduardo Matos

1970 · Brazil

Artist biography

Eduardo Matos is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Brazil. Eduardo Matos was born in 1970. Artists Fernanda Gomes, Vik Muniz and Ernesto Neto are of the same generation and same country as Eduardo Matos.

Eduardo Matos' Gallery representation

Eduardo Matos is represented and exhibited by Galeria Pedro Oliveira in Porto, Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for Eduardo Matos

Eduardo Matos was born in 1970 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Eduardo Matos

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