About Matias Duarte
Influenced by his father, an eclectic builder and "fixer", Duarte learned the significance of ignorant art -- that which is completely pure and unfettered by the parameters that influence many artists. He also found profound interest in abstract color studies and points in time. Through his painting he orchestrates brilliant colors and geometric shapes that seem to lead the viewer through time and space. It is the perceived "sequence of events" within the painting that results in a feeling of structure and physical movement. Utilizing form, color and dimension in his art, Duarte brings his own brand of order to chaos. He sees his existence as "a constant state of transition, a conversion in which every point along its route corresponds with my state at the time, and with those other points that intersect it." Duarte lives in Mesa, Arizona.