Charles MATTON
L’Esprit des lieux

1 avril - 21 mai 2022
8 rue d’Aboukir 75002 Paris
Paris - As part of Dumonteil Contemporary's performance of The Estate of Charles Matton, we are very pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Charles Matton, on the theme of "Interiors". This polymorphic work has been presented for 35 years around the world, and more recently in London, Berlin and New York and in major exhibitions as in the Center Pompidou, Mahj, Palais de Tokyo, Petit Palais in Paris...

In 1985, Charles Matton created his first "reconstructions of places", fictious spaces delimited by a single wall, sometimes two, with the aim of photographing them and then painting on the prints obtained. It was only two years later that he created his first boxes, dioramas presented between three partitions and a window. It has the observation boxes with a profusion of precise details and those that multiply the spaces with false mirrors or sets of mirrors. Very quickly, Charles Matton considers these polychrome sculptures as a medium in its own right, in the same way as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, which will participate in the thematic meshing of his subjects. This major exhibition at the Dumonteil Contemporary gallery therefore marks the return of Charles Matton to the Parisian scene.

"As my father did before with success, I wish, by signing the representation of Estate of artists, to make discover or rediscover to a multigenerational public artists whose work marks and crosses time by their talent, their sensitivity , their genius, adds Dorian Dumonteil. This is why I am happy to be able to share with you during this exhibition, the incredible and fascinating multidisciplinary universe of Charles Matton."