Connections in Virtual Territories

Cláudia Matoos develops her researches and artworks based on the theme “Connections” in two strands of territory:  “Connections with the Landscape” and  “Connections in Virtual Territories”.

She believes the planet Earth is a living organism and states that contemporary man must feel and be aware of these connections with nature and, at the same time, become aware that the internet and the other technologies create spaces and territories in new existential dimensions.

In her artistic process she observes, photographs small details and scenes from the everyday life of contemporary man, makes quick sketches and thus, she builds her visual search archive.

PAINTINGS

The painting  “Virtual Birthday in real time” proposes a reflection on the virtual territory used as space of connection between people of different continents, who can experience together a symbolic moment of the daily life. The scene: Maria Helena’s birthday was celebrated via Skype, with her relatives in Portugal, but she was in Brazil. The family made a cake and she simulated the blowing candle, through the screen.

It is a painting of a new series that analyzes new territories that arise from recent technologies.

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 “Virtual Birthday in real time”, by Cláudia Matoos, acrylic painting – 70 cm X 90 cm, 2017. (All rights reserved to the artist).

Cláudia Matoos questions how the contemporary man can deal with real and virtual spaces, without losing the connection with himself.

“Ephemeral Connections”: this painting proposes a reflection on the contemporary man and his connections with the natural world and how these relations happen through the technologies.

Is the human being really connected to nature, people and himself?

The instant captures a moment, but it does not retain its essence and fragility.

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“Ephemeral Connections”, by Cláudia Matoos, acrylic painting – 80 cm X 100 cm, 2017. (All rights reserved to the artist).