GALERIA AZUR MADRID
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< Mateo Vegas
United States

ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1974, Mateo Vegas was raised and nourished by a family of artists. Mateo is an interdisciplinary artist and has been honing his skills in drawing and painting since 1984. His mediums include pencil, ink, oils, acrylics, and digital media.

Mateo’s progression as an artist is reflected in a number of different mediums and styles, all conveying intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social messages. His drive to discover his own distinctive style led to his interdisciplinary works, which includes digital compositions based from his own original drawings and paintings. Mateo is also a masterful pencil artist and his playful fusion of color and light to traditional styles of drawing and painting allows him to push the boundaries of creativity, telling classic stories in new ways, movements and compositions.

CV

2023, “Act 1” – Galeria Azur, Miami, FL
2023, “41st Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest”, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
2022, “Texture”, 40 West Arts Gallery, CO (People’s Choice Award Winner)
2022, The Big Tiny Show, The District Gallery, Knoxville TN

STATEMENT

Composition is everything. As a classic pencil artist, I begin telling each story in pencil. Then I try to push the boundaries of creativity beyond the pencil by infusing color, texture and light. My aim is to tell classic stories in new ways, movements and compositions while staying true to traditional styles of drawing and painting. I also love patterns. Patterns are another way for me to tell a story, to convey intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social messages and to draw in the observer. In this way, the sum of a simple subject matter, color palette and pattern becomes greater than the individual parts, bringing the whole composition to life.