Born 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works between São Paulo, Brazil and Paris, France
A graduate of the prestigious University of São Paulo in 2001, Rodrigo Matheus boasts many exhibitions in Brazil and North America. After receiving his Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London (2011), he participated in several exhibitions in Europe, including Imagine Brazil at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon in 2014. The exhibition, which had been presented at the Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo, Norway) in 2013 and then at DHC/ ART (Montreal, Canada) in 2015, brought together the work of 14 of the most creative artists on Brazil’s emerging art scene.
Pieces on paper, the fruit of collage, recycle the correspondence that arrives every day in the artist’s post box. Here, junk mail is cut up, deconstructed and mixed in with documents from another era. This paper architecture superimposes potentially very personal stories with the most impersonal of information. The joyous organization that oversees the assembly of this anonymous correspondence goes against the rigidity embodied by the bureaucratization of tasks and relations between workers.