Mateas Pares

Mateas Pares

Despite the eye being drawn to the sculptures, the canvas is very much at the centre of Pares' practice. Through the combination of materials in different figurations and details with the canvas, Pares has created his own relationship with the canvas as a sculptor, in which he uses the sculptures as tools to transform the canvas into projection surfaces for various abstract concepts. Thematically, Pares often returns to questions around what it entails to live with the means one were given, and our striving to fit in. The result often creates a feeling of the sculptures and the canvas being forced together into a state that seems to have no resolution, oscillating between abstraction and the figurative. Pares studied graphic design and commercial arts at Beckmans College of Design and Bergh’s in Stockholm, and has been awarded Cannes Grand Prix, Epica d’Or, and other notable awards for his work. Since 2012 Pares works fulltime with his art and since 2020 he also runs and curates the exhibition project StudyForArtPlatform in Stockholm. Pares’ works have been featured at Gallery Golsa (NO), Gallery Steinsland Berliner (SWE), and National Gallery (BiH), among others, and can be seen in private collections around the world.