PIERRE MATTER

Born in Munster, France, Pierre Matter was a tormented child who found solace in studying mathematics before turning to the “mystical world of art.” Inspired by Bilal, Giger, Jodorowsky, and Dali, Matter worked with paint and ink before settling on three-dimensional media.  Over the next three decades, he focused on  hybridizing living beings with machines. Matter has an obsessive fascination with technology. His work demonstrates a symbiotic relationship between the organic and the mechanical.  He has been referred to as the Father of the “Steampunk” movement because his bronze sculptures are often embellished with scrap metals and recycled objects. Matter’s labor intensive process involves welding, plasma cutting, laser cutting, casting, and grinding before the patina process can begin. Matter takes the viewer on an exploration through his imagination-where scraps of metal emerge alongside polished bronze exposing Matter’s demonstrative view of the future. Matter’s sculptures have been widely exhibited, acquired for important collections, and commissioned for public venues worldwide. Notable monumental installations are located in Paris, London, New-York, Miami, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, and Dubaï.

Le Petit Penseur, Bronze, 32 x 21 x 10 cm, 2013
Le Petit Penseur, Bronze, 32 x 21 x 10 cm, 2013

Sleeping on a Climate Bomb

2016, Bronze, 25.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 in.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Flying Bull

2016, Bronze, 37.8 x 27.5 x 21.6 in.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Kiss Cube

2016, Bronze, 18.5 x 18.5 x 7.8 in

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Taulion

2016, Bronze, 18 x 22.8 x 8.7 in.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Big Mecawhale

2015, Copper, 157 x 465 x 96 cm.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Fight

2012, Bronze, 16 x 11 x 3 in.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Motorized Whale

2012, Bronze, 16 x 51.5 x 12 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Jumping Bull

2012, Bronze, 22 x 32 x 5 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Zen

2012, Bronze, 12.5 x 14 x 6 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

And the Winner Is

2012, Bronze, 16 x 25 x 5 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Les Liens

2008, Bronze, 104 x 25 x 25 cm., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Amour Impossible

2003, Bronze, 24.5 x 6 x 6 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Climats

2012, Bronze, 20 x 20 x 5.5 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Retour d'Icare

2013, Bronze, 55 x 22 x 12 in., Edition of 8http://www.afanyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/retour-dicare-copy.jpg

Rhigre and Baby

2016, Bronze, 13. x 22.4 x 5.5. in.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Sea Wings

2016, Bronze, 70 x 65 x 65 cm.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Predator Against Predator

2016, Bronze, 13.4 x 24 x 5.5. in.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Youngster Challenging God

2016, Bronze, 72 x 34 x 37 cm.

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Hey You!

2016, Bronze, 19 x 10.6 x 106. in (medium), 10 x 6 x 6 in (small), Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Le Fils de Zorro

2016, Bronze, 15.4 x 7.5 x 7.8 in., Edition of 8

INQUIRE

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

The Watch

2016, Bronze, 205 x 115 x 45 cm.

Transparent Rhino

2016, Bronze & Glass, 24 x 35.6 x 15 in.

AFA GALLERY

NEW YORK  FRANCE

Follow AFA Gallery on Artsy