Sérgio Matos: “I owe my language to the Northeast and Paraíba”

Famend designer feedback on the affect of the area in his creations and the significance of democratizing artwork in João Pessoa, with the launch of the Espaço Arte Brasil retailer

With a pure expertise for reworking Brazilian uncooked materials into artwork, Sérgio Matos, from Matosinhos, based mostly in Paraíba, has turn out to be one of many nice references of design in Brazil and overseas. The artist insists on exalting the nationwide id in his creations, utilizing as inspiration the fauna and flora of Brazil and parts of in style tradition in his inventive processes.

Graduated in Product Design on the Federal College of Campina Grande (UFCG) in 2005, Sérgio additionally carries a variety of cultural and emotional baggage from the Northeast. “Virtually, your entire starting of the conception of the merchandise we produced was impressed by Campina Grande and the area. I carry this rather a lot from Paraíba and it has made a distinction since I moved right here. My work solely grew with the imaginative and prescient I had right here,” Matos displays.

At present, the designer maintains his skilled studio in Campina Grande and continues to make use of parts of regional tradition as inspiration for his creations. “We’ve items which have been launched not too long ago, impressed by mandacaru flowers. There’s all the time one thing North-Japanese in every thing,” he reveals.

Just lately, the artist was in João Pessoa for the opening of Espaço Arte Brasil, at Liv Mall Purchasing. Along with the items of furnishings signed by him – certainly one of them the long-lasting Cobra Coral chair – the store additionally has works by different essential references of Brazilian artwork equivalent to Miguel dos Santos, Flávio Tavares, Clóvis Júnior, Fred Svendsen, Raul Córdula and Chico Ferreira.

For the designer, Espaço Arte Brasil is a lift to Northeast tradition, a possibility for brand spanking new rising expertise, and a celebration of seasoned Northeast artists. “An artwork retailer is already one thing tough to see, particularly in a mall, and much more so valuing the native artist. And we’re speaking right here about nice artists and artisans who take Paraíba and the Northeast as their id. That makes the distinction in an area like this,” he celebrates.

Within the following interview, Sérgio feedback on the impression of the opening of Espaço Arte Brasil for the democratization of artwork in João Pessoa, the affect of the Northeast on his inventive course of and his future tasks.

The opening of Espaço Arte Brasil is a primary step in direction of democratizing entry to artwork in João Pessoa. How do you see this transfer?

An artwork retailer is already one thing tough to see, particularly in a mall, and much more so valuing the native artist. And we’re speaking right here about nice artists and artisans who take Paraíba and the Northeast as their id. That is what I believe makes the distinction in an area like this. You’ve got artists of various varieties like furnishings, lighting, sculptures and work by people who find themselves simply beginning out and are very proficient or who’re established out there for a very long time.

How do you see a bit of you parading on this house in entrance of latest expertise and nationwide names as famend as yours?

In reality, it is an honor to be a part of this house exactly due to this, as a result of there are artists right here that I love a lot, like Miguel dos Santos. I additionally know artisans that I met years in the past on the Feira de Artesanato de Campina Grande, who’re simply beginning and now exhibit along with Miguel dos Santos, who is without doubt one of the largest references for us. So it is good to have the ability to do that inclusive curatorial of bringing somebody who’s simply beginning out and the nice artist in an atmosphere that may give you to seek out totally different creative manifestations in the identical place. It is totally different for somebody who would not know the place the studios are and has to go to one after the other in the event that they wish to purchase artwork, now you may discover every thing in a single place. I believe it is unbelievable!

His furnishings items have very placing options. What are you presently producing? How was your view of artwork at the moment?

I believe my language owes rather a lot to the Northeast and Paraíba. Mainly, your entire starting of the design of the merchandise we make was impressed by Campina Grande and the area. I believe I carry that rather a lot from Paraíba and it made a distinction that I moved right here as a result of my work solely grew with the imaginative and prescient I had right here. Even at the moment, my studio continues to be situated in Campina Grande and we proceed to supply new items impressed by references from the area. We’ve items that have been not too long ago launched that have been impressed by the mandacaru flowers. There’s all the time one thing Northeastern about all of it.

We even have releases in partnership with huge names in different fields, as a result of I believe it is attention-grabbing to combine ideas from different segments. I made a launch now with a persona [da área] of style, the mannequin Isabeli Fontana, and we may even do it with a plastic artist. So each 3 months we’ll launch a bit in partnership with somebody who has a talent in a subject aside from design. The concept is to combine these worlds and humanities.

How was the method of making these new tracks?

Our first expertise was with mannequin Isabeli Fontana and he or she introduced a variety of style to the piece we launched. There are 100 numbered items so it’s going to all the time be a restricted version. And creating with an individual who’s from one other artwork opens a horizon that you just did not know, we obtained to know an infinite palette of colours and supplies that she introduced from style, the language that style understands and the viewers he likes. I believe that sort of partnership provides to either side, as a result of she comes out with a bit of bit extra imaginative and prescient about design and I stroll away with a bit of bit extra imaginative and prescient about style, and that is going to occur in different areas as properly.

What artwork have you ever consumed in your house, in your on a regular basis life?

I used to be taking a look at Bento de Sumé’s items, as a result of I have been a collector of his items for a very long time, so I had my eye on items that I’ve by no means seen and I haven’t got something like that. That is the sort of artwork I devour. The one by Sérgio Teófilo, who’s one other artist from Paraíba, who makes clay sculptures and now has items of wooden, I did not know that half and it is one thing else I need for myself. And one thing I’ve rather a lot at dwelling are the images of different photographer mates that I carry with me.

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