02Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

03Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

04Hubert Marot
The Marble Warbles, 2015
Acrylic, photographic emulsion, gelatin on canvas
200 x 137 x 7 cm

05Hubert Marot
The Marble Warbles, 2015 (detail)
Acrylic, photographic emulsion, gelatin on canvas
200 x 137 x 7 cm

06Hubert Marot
Apnea, 2015
Acrylic, photographic emulsion, gelatin on canvas
200 x 137 x 7 cm

07Hubert Marot
Apnea, 2015 (detail)
Acrylic, photographic emulsion, gelatin on canvas
200 x 137 x 7 cm

10Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

11Hubert Marot
Dazzling, 2015
Metal, strip-led, battery car
Variable dimensions

12Hubert Marot
Dazzling, 2015 (detail)
Metal, strip-led, battery car
Variable dimensions

13Hubert Marot
Dazzling, 2015 (detail)
Metal, strip-led, battery car
Variable dimensions

15Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

PedroMatos HubertMarotInstall3webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition views

PedroMatosInstall4webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition views

16Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

18Hubert Marot
Untitled (Gova I), 2015
Glazed ceramic, 16 ”

19Hubert Marot
Untitled (Gova IV), 2015
Glazed ceramic, 16 ”

PedroMatosInstall2webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

PedroMatosInstall6webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

20Hubert Marot
Untitled (Gova III), 2015
Glazed ceramic, 15 ”

21Hubert Marot
Untitled (Gova II), 2015
Glazed ceramic, 15 ”

PedroMatosInstall1webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

PedroMatosInstall5webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

PedroMatosInstall7webWhere there’s something hiding beneath the surface, 2015
Hubert Marot, Pedro Matos
Exhibition view

PedroMatos1web_After all… it’s just a trick. Yes, it’s just a trickPedro Matos
After all… it’s just a trick. Yes, it’s just a trick, 2015
Enamel on raw canvas, wooden stretchers
150 x 100 cm

PedroMatos2web_They’re the best because they don’t go nowherePedro Matos
They’re the best because they don’t go nowhere, 2015
Enamel on raw canvas, wooden stretchers
150 x 100 cm

PedroMatos8web_Therefore… Let this novel beginPedro Matos
Therefore… Let this novel begin, 2015
Enamel on raw canvas, wooden stretchers
40 x 30 cm

PedroMatos9web_You ought to see herPedro Matos
You ought to see her, 2015
Enamel on raw canvas, wooden stretchers
40 x 30 cm

PedroMatos5web_August is coming to but end and September is not arriving.Pedro Matos
August is coming to but end and September is not arriving, 2015
Enamel on raw canvas, wooden stretchers
40 x 30 cm

PedroMatos6web_I Didn't find itPedro Matos
I Didn’t find it, 2015
Enamel on raw canvas, wooden stretchers
40 x 30 cm

PedroMatos3web_In that moment of not pretendingPedro Matos
Fainter and Fainter, 2015
Oil on raw canvas, wooden stretchers, natural wood frame
80 x 60 cm

PedroMatosDetail1webPedro Matos
Fainter and Fainter, 2015 (detail)
Oil on raw canvas, wooden stretchers, natural wood frame
80 x 60 cm

PedroMatos4web_Fainter and FainterPedro Matos
In that moment of not pretending, 2015
Oil on raw canvas, wooden stretchers, natural wood frame
80 x 60 cm

24Hubert Marot
Twinkling, 2015
Metal, strip-led, battery car
Variable dimensions

25Hubert Marot
Twinkling, 2015 (detail)
Metal, strip-led, battery car
Variable dimensions

Hubert Marot’s work is a transormation of the principles of images. Imprint is the basis for the artist’s gesture which declines, in his works of photographic prints, cyanotypes on canvas, emulsions on glass or casts, the various techniques of development, printing, and reproduction. Shape, cut out, pasted, borrowed, printed, structures a whole work dedicated to the process. Inventing the chemistry which will make visible the line, the crease, the curve on a canvas or in matter itself, creating the intensity of a perfect colour, allowing mixture and pattern to set on glass or duplicating the image from a Polaroid: each composition is architected to reveal, in the light of passing time, its own effects of texture, volume, transparency, thickness.

Pedro Matos chooses to explore lines, trying to give to light that same lyric and beauty of their symbolic complexity and meaning.
With the prevalent use of linen canvases, the artist manually intervenes with absolute accuracy and an attentive visual slightness. Metaphorically, studying the vertex of human action on nature, destructive and constructive in the same time, intervenes with a gestural celerity that countersigns the works’ transformation. Conceptually can be similar to the urban culture or to the graffiti’s street style and the cut-up in advertisement. As an abstraction, he manipulates immaterial shapes imagined with levity, creating new semantic frontiers.

HUBERT MAROT
PEDRO MATOS
Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface
Curated by Domenico de Chirico
November 5th – November 30th, 2015
Opening Reception November 5th, 6 – 9 pm

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