Eva & Franco Mattes are Italian artist who were both born in 1976. They first meet in 1994 in Madrid. Eva & Franco Mattes fall under Conceptual and New Media Art realism. The duo now reside and work in New York, but that can be caught traveling to & from the USA and Europe.
What is Conceptual or New Media art?
“Conceptual art, sometimes simply called Conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_art).
Above is a photo of an Install by Joseph Kosuth called One and Three Chairs. What we are looking at here is a physical chair, then to the left we see a photo of that chair, and then to the right we see a definition of a chair.
This particular instal is by Eva & Franco Mattes, For everyone, for no one, Everyday. The chair aspect reminded my of Joseph Kosuth piece. The crumpled photo go the chair “could” be the photo of the chair from Joseph Kosuth.
“New media art is a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, 3D printing, and art as biotechnology.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_media_art)
Looking through google (going through websites and images), it really does seem that Eva & Franco Mattes really pushes the limit on things. They make some of their art uncomfortable in some cases.
This photo here with the child and the computers. One thing i am getting about of this is what is technology going to do for this young generation. Is the Child trying t
o tell us something about technology?
Here we see winnie the pooh here beung taken down my Mario, The Hulk, Wonder woman, and a few other figures. What I am getting from this particular piece, is that as the child is getting older, so do their interest in “grown up” toys. So Mario over Winnie the Pooh and so forth. These figures below are taking down and desolation Wiinie because he is a “little Kid” toy.