NOW

Claudia Matoos is currently developing the Series – NOW.

It is a series of drawings in different techniques: graphite, colored pencils, watercolor pastels, dry pastels, Chinese ink and other mixed techniques, on linen or cotton canvas.

The artist addresses current and global themes such as Pandemic, Environmental Preservation, Refugees, Indigenous Peoples, among others, which are part of this Series.
This page features 4 drawings and 2 paintings.

DRAWINGS/ PAINTINGS

SURVIVING THE PANDEMIC

Pandemic. Claudia Matoos, acrylic, mixed techniques and drawing on canvas, 60 cm X 80 cm, 2021, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Pandemic’s Daily Life. Claudia Matoos, acrylic, mixed techniques and drawing on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2021, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
‘Amazônia’ Still Resists. Claudia Matoos, acrylic, mixed techniques and drawing on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2021, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
The Pandemic’s End. Claudia Matoos, acrylic, mixed techniques and drawing on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2021, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

PAINTINGS

THE PANDEMIC – Cláudia started a series of paintings wich involve the concerns and experiences of everyday life in times of isolation. Now the virtual connections involve us. Cláudia Matoos questions how contemporary man can deal with real and virtual spaces, without losing the connection with herself. “Are we isolated or are we all really connected?

The Touch in 2020. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 120 cm X 80 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Overcoming 2020. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 80 cm X 60 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

DRAWING

Stay at home in 2020. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with graphite and watercolor pencils on paper, 29,7 cm X 21 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

PHOTOS

CONFINEMENT TIMES

Vaccines against Racism, Hypocrisy and Demagogy. Claudia Matoos. Photo made with empty bottles and fictitious labels, for artistic purposes, 2020, Portugal. (all rights reserved)
The artist’s world in 2020. Cláudia Matoos. Photo, 2020, Portugal. (All rigts reserved)
Where’s the artist? Cláudia Matoos. Photo, 2020, Portugal. (All rigts reserved)
The Tree of Life in 2021. Claudia Matoos. Photo, January of 2021. (All rights reserved)

Our Land

Claudia Matoos is concerned with the “Our Land” and the environmental and climate issues. She believes that our Planet is a living organism. In this series, the artist proposes a reflection on our responsibility to preserve forests, with the awareness of sustainable attitudes, on a global level.

This artwork proposes a question: is the Amazon Rainforest for sale? In this painting we see a barcode over the Forest, with the aim of alerting everyone that the great biomes of the Earth are priceless! There is no way for future generations to survive on a devastated planet.

The tree represented – the Sumaúma, is a colossal tree, which reaches 50 meters in height. It is considered by the indigenous people as a sacred tree, mother of all trees and a ladder to heaven. She is one of the symbols of the “Amazônia.”

Amazon Rainforest: Is it for sale? Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 200 cm X 110 cm, 2019, Portugal. (All rigths reserved)

This painting below represents a strong look wich promotes a reflection on the ills experienced by indigenous peoples in the Amazon Rain Forest. The red spot, which runs through the forest, is an alert.
At this turbulent time in Brazil, it is essential that we all become aware that it is essential to preserve forests and areas destined for indigenous peoples, who are vulnerable, given the advance of agribusiness. These indigenous communities, their culture, values ​​and wisdom need to be preserved and deserve all our respect, worldwide! These peoples are intertwined with Mother Nature, they are part of “Our Land“.

Our Land. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 80 cm X 60 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

Primitive Forest“proposes a reflection on time, which is relentless. The actions of men, their unbridled ambition, have caused deforestation.
This painting deepens the idea that the Primitive Forest, Mother Nature, is a source of life, but it could quickly run out.
We are part of Nature and we must re-establish our connections with the environment.
We need to act in defense of life across Planet Earth.
The awareness for environmental preservation, responsible actions, can guarantee the life of future generations.
The “Primitive Forest,” represented here, is a symbol of all the Forests on our Planet.

Primitive Forest. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 50 cm X 40 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

Connections with Nature

Claudia Matoos has lived in Portugal since 2013, where she initially developed a series entitled “Connections with Nature”. The artist immersed herself in the pine forests, cork oaks and olive groves on the outskirts of her studio. The landscape is always in a continuous change made by man. Some changes were captured by Claudia, in photos and films. In her artistic process, she observes, photographs small details of nature, makes quick sketches and collects various local organic materials, to build her visual research archive. This series of paintings and drawings reflects the expression of Claudia Matoos’ metaphysical gaze, as well as the landscape. For her, the Mediterranean landscape is a “laboratory of creation“.

PAINTINGS

  • Detachment I
  • Detachment II
  • Detachment III
  • Pines: the immersion
  • Silence
  • Connections
  • Phoenix
  • Complicity
  • Memories
  • Dialogue
  • Absence
  • Past
  • Vestiges
  • The Laboratory of Existence

DRAWINGS

PAINTINGS

“The pandemic taught us to free ourselves from everything that is not essential to our lives.”

Detachment I
Detachment I. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 30 cm X 24 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Detachment II
Detachment II. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 30 cm X 24 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Detachment III
Detachment III. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 30 cm X 24 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights rese

“Mother Nature is a source of life that can quickly deplete. It is urgent that we re-establish connections with Our Earth. We are Nature.”

“Nature is our inner balance.” Claudia Matoos

Pines: the immersion
Pines: The immersion. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 80 cm X 60 cm, 2015, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Silence
Silence. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 80 cm X 60 cm, 2015, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Connections. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Phoenix
Phoenix. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Complicity
Complicity. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Memories
Memories. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 100 cm X 80 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Dialogue
Dialogue. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Absence
Absence. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 60 cm X 50 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Past
Past. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 60 cm X 50 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Vestiges
Vestiges. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
The Laboratory of Existence
The Laboratory of Existence. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2017, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
The Library. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2017, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Ephemeral connections
Ephemeral Connections. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2017, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

DRAWINGS

The Pain. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and colored pencils on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Green Thinking. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

White Forest. Cláudia Matoos. Drawing in china ink and gouache on paper. 30 X 21 cm, 2019, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Immersion in the Green Fog. Cláudia Matoos. Drawing in china ink, dry pastel and watercolor pencils on paper. 59,5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Pine Trees. Claudia Matos. Drawing with watercolor and watercolor pencils on paper. 30 X 21 cm, 2018, Portugal. (All rights reserverd)
Fog. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal. (All rigths reserved)
Intense Fire. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with graphite and watercolor pencils on paper. 30 X 21 cm, 2018. Portugal (All rights reserved)
The one who arrives. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal (All rights reserved)
Summer sunset. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2019, Portugal (All rights reserved)
Fluid Fire. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Red Fractures. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2018, Portugal (All rights reserved)
Imaginary nature. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and gouache on paper. 30 X 21 cm, 2019, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Utopian Tree. Claudia Matos. Drawing with graphite and watercolor pencils on paper. 30 X 21 cm, 2017, Portugal. (All rights reserved)
Reconnecting. Claudia Matoos. Drawing with china ink and dry pastel on paper. 59.5 X 42 cm, 2020, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

Virtual Connections

Claudia Matoos questions how contemporary man manages to deal with real and virtual spaces, without losing his connection with himself. “Are we really connected?”

Virtual Reality. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2019, Portugal (All rights reserved)
Net Birthday in Real Time. Claudia Matoos. Acrylic painting on canvas, 90 cm X 70 cm, 2017, Portugal (All rights reserved)

PHOTOS

ARCHEOLOGY OF ABSENCE

Arqueology of Absence Series. Photos by Claudia Matoos, 2016, Portugal (All rights reserved)

THE LANDSCAPE SHORT TIME: In Search of the Missing Forest

The Landscape Short Time In Search of the Missing Forest- Series. Photos by Claudia Matoos, 2016. (All rights reserved)

THE HIDDEN LANDSCAPE

The Hidden Lanscape Series. Photos by Claudia Matoos, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

THE HOME IS THE FIELD

The Home is the Field Series. Photos by Claudia Matoos, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)

THE LIBRARY

The Library Series. Photos by Claudia Matoos, 2016, Portugal. (All rights reserved)