Sérgio Matos: “I owe my language to the Northeast and Paraíba”

The well-known designer feedback on the area’s affect on its creations and the significance of the democratization of artwork in João Pessoa, with the launch of the Espaço Arte Brasil retailer

Due to his pure expertise for reworking Brazilian uncooked supplies into artwork, Sérgio Matos from Matosinhos primarily based in Paraíba has turn out to be one of many nice design references in Brazil and overseas. The artist emphasizes the exaltation of the nationwide identification in his works, drawing inspiration from the fauna and flora of Brazil and components of widespread tradition in his artistic processes.

He graduated in Product Design from the Federal College of Campina Grande (UFCG) in 2005. Sérgio additionally carries plenty of cultural and emotional baggage from the Northeast. “Principally the entire starting of the idea of the merchandise we produced was impressed by Campina Grande and the area. I put on so much from Paraíby and the truth that I moved right here actually made a distinction. My work solely developed with the imaginative and prescient I had right here, ”says Matos.

Presently, the designer runs his skilled studio in Campina Grande and continues to make use of components of regional tradition as inspiration for his creations. “Now we have just lately launched merchandise which can be impressed by the mandacar flowers. There’s at all times one thing to the Northeast in all of this, ”she reveals.

Most just lately, the artist was in João Pessoa on the opening of Espaço Arte Brasil at Liv Mall Purchasing. Along with his signature furnishings – considered one of which is the long-lasting Cobra Coral chair – the shop additionally options works from different vital references in Brazilian artwork, equivalent to Miguel dos Santos, Flávio Tavares, Clóvis Júnior, Fred Svendsen, Raul Córdula and Chico Ferreira.

For the designer, Espaço Arte Brasil is a stimulus for Northeast tradition, a possibility to mobilize new abilities and a celebration of skilled artists from the Northeast. “An artwork store is already one thing laborious to see, particularly in a mall, and much more appreciative of an area artist. We’re speaking right here of nice artists and artisans who undertake Paraíba and the Northeast as their identification. That is what makes the distinction in an area like this, ”he celebrates.

Within the following interview, Sérgio feedback on the affect of the opening of Espaço Arte Brasil on the democratization of artwork in João Pessoa, the affect of the North East on its creation course of and future initiatives.

The opening of Espaço Arte Brasil is step one in direction of democratizing entry to artwork in João Pessoa. How do you see this transfer?

An artwork store is already one thing laborious to see, particularly in a mall, and much more appreciative of an area artist. We’re speaking right here of nice artists and artisans who undertake Paraíba and the Northeast as their identification. I feel that is what makes the distinction in such an area. You have got artists of all types, equivalent to furnishings, lighting, sculptures and work by people who find themselves simply beginning out and are very proficient or who’ve been out there for a very long time.

How do you see your piece parading on this area in entrance of latest abilities and nationwide names as well-known as yours?

Truly, it is an honor to be a part of this area for that very motive, as a result of these are the artists I like as a lot as Miguel dos Santos. I additionally know the artisans that I met years in the past at Feira de Artesanato de Campina Grande, who have been simply beginning out and now exhibit along with Miguel dos Santos, who’s considered one of our best references. So it is enjoyable to have the ability to curate somebody who begins and a fantastic artist in an setting that may make sure you discover completely different inventive manifestations in the identical place. It’s completely different with somebody who doesn’t know the place the studios are and has to go to them one after the other if he needs to purchase artwork, now you will see the whole lot in a single place. I feel it is unbelievable!

His furnishings has very putting options. What are you presently producing? What’s your view of artwork at the moment?

I feel my language owes so much to the Northeast and Paraíba. Principally, all the starting of the design of the merchandise we manufacture was impressed by Campina Grande and the area. I feel I’m carrying this so much with Paraíba and the truth that I moved right here has actually modified as my job solely grew due to the imaginative and prescient I had right here. Even at the moment, my studio continues to be positioned in Campina Grande and we proceed to provide new merchandise impressed by references from the area. Now we have just lately launched mandacar flower impressed merchandise. There’s at all times one thing northeast in all of this.

We even have premieres in collaboration with large names from different fields as I discover it attention-grabbing to combine ideas from different segments. We have now launched an version with character [da área] style, mannequin Isabeli Fontana, we may also do it with an artist. So each 3 months we’ll launch a piece in collaboration with somebody who has expertise in a discipline aside from design. It is about mixing these worlds and artwork.

How was the method of making these new songs?

Our first expertise was with mannequin Isabel Fontana who introduced plenty of style to what we launched. There are 100 numbered items so it’s going to at all times be a restricted version. And creating with an individual who’s from one other artwork opens a horizon you did not know, we lastly acquired to know the infinite palette of colours and supplies she introduced from style, a language that understands style and an viewers she has as properly. I feel this sort of partnership strengthens either side as a result of she comes out with a barely broader imaginative and prescient of design, and I come out with a bit extra imaginative and prescient of style, which may also be the case in different areas.

What artwork do you eat in your house, in your every day life?

I’ve watched the works of Bento de Sumé as a result of I’ve been a collector of his works for a very long time, so I saved an eye fixed on the works that I’ve by no means seen and wouldn’t have something like that. That is the form of artwork I eat. The one by Sérgio Teófilo who’s one other artist from Paraíba who creates clay sculptures and now has items of wooden, I did not know the half and that is one thing else I would like for myself. And what I’ve at dwelling are images of different photographers I do know that I convey with me.

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