Abstract Canvases - graffiti - calligraphy
This site presents the work of Matox :: Nuno de Matos, Graffiti artist, plastician. A mix between graffiti, postgraffiti, light painting, abstract calligraphy, arabesques, video art, vj loops
Nuno de Matos - Matox
1971 Barreiro – Lisbon
Live and work between Eus (Pyrénées-Orientales)-France and Lisbon-Portugal
Nuno de Matos, aka Matox, has grown up at Saint-Céré, France, near the alelier of Jean Lurçat. He studied at the University of Toulouse, now he lives at Eus, a famous village in the French Catalonia.
He draws since he was a child and paint since the 80s. His paintings have evolutes from body diagrams to abstract expressive textured pieces. The basic line is the principal structure of his work.
Urban art of the streets of the Bairo Alto of Lisbon and from the narrow streets of the Barri Gothic of Barcelona, Islamic Arabesques, abstract writing, and Rock art from the of caves his Quercy's roots have influenced his graffiti work. Bombing art with multispray layers and calligraphy are developped in abstract and expressionist “action paintings”.
He realizes also “video skinning” for live performance, post-graffiti live in mix sessions. He works principally at Eus, but also in Lisbon, Toulouse and Barcelona.
His work is showed in many projects, principally in the area of Post Graffiti events and multimedia installations all around Europe.
eXpressionist graffiti / graffiti expressionniste "Action Graffiti Painting"
Expressionist graffiti- action graffiting :: action painting, series - matox 2008