Project “Islas del dibujo: trazos comunes”
Teresa Matas has lived in Mallorca since childhood. She started her artistic career in the 1980s and has exhibited continuously ever since. The major retrospective exhibition Why do I dress in black if I love life so much? which was held in 2017 at the Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo Es Baluard of Palma refers to her creations from 1985 to 2016. This exhibition coincided with her entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Sebastián de Palma as the first woman to be thus distinguished.
Gradually penetrating the world of drawing and painting, the work of Teresa Matas assimilated objects with which she began to create installations that reflect her investigation into identity, with the intention of revealing what is kept hidden, the impulses of her nature.
Her plastic expression unfolds in mediums as different as textile installations, painting, photomontage, performances, video, text, and drawing. Her coherent and powerful language unites all these technical mediums in an enveloping and disturbing poetic expression, which drags us from our lethargy and obliges us to explore the sense of time and life.