Collection: Rodrigo Matheus

São Paulo, Brasil, 1974

Rodrigo Matheus makes sculptures, assemblages and installations, employing specialized instruments and gadgets, such as fishing materials and hardware, dislocated from their habitual uses, without transforming or tampering with them. These materials, in his oeuvre, stand along fabric, branches and wool – more organic components – in formal compositions which organize volumes in space. Matheus’ work weaves a subtle critique of technical objects’ – consumer goods or industrial products – mechanization of daily life. Behind the artist’s compositions lies a piercing critique of the authoritarianism behind design, of the contemporary ways of living and making submitted to mass-produced paradigms.