Constellations, pyramids and mysterious figures populate Chilean artist Matias Santa Maria’s neosurrealist paintings. Curated by Elizabeth Chen.
NOBODY’S LAND is part of a long-explored theme of undefined natural spaces in imprecise locations that are impossible to locate on any map. Spaces are staged at night: when nature associates with certain mystic beliefs, paranormal activities, rituals, and the contemplation of unknown energies. This is the foundation of my work. Themes repeat but most originate from improvisational exercises, from situations which rise almost randomly from personal and unpredictable places.