DIONNYS MATOS

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Dionnys Matos was born in Holguín in 1991. He grew up near the sea and the countryside, his love for nature grew significantly, developing in him an immediate sensitivity to it; his interest in how he saw the world inclined him in a general way towards art. He started in 2006 at the Professional Academy of Plastic Arts "EL ALBA" where he was trained as an artist. After graduating, Dionnys focused on the audiovisual as a tool to create social questions and emphasize life and death; a theme which is rooted throughout his work both plastic and audiovisual. He has won several awards on the island, such as the ICAIC Youth Exhibition, Almacén de la Imagen, TV Serrano, and Havana Time. He currently lives in Bogotá, Colombia and Havana, Cuba working on new plastic projects that promote recycling, raise awareness of environmental care and make an almost poetic resistance against excessive consumption.

“The environment. Which is a theme that comes to my work in the form of awareness. Nature moves me, it affects me, from a small piece of garbage on the beach to the excessive consumption and its consequences (…) I have the conviction that a change can be generated from art. And that is what I want to do with my work.”

FEATURED WORKS

Landscape of a Burning Forest, 2022 Acrylic Paint injected into Bubble Wrap Each Panel: 31” W x 62.9” H

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Still Life I, 2022 Acrylic Paint injected into Bubble Wrap 39” W x 55” H

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Chair No. 04, 2020 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 9"W x 11"H

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Landscape of a Burning Forest, 2022 Acrylic Paint injected into Bubble Wrap Each Panel: 31” W x 62.9” H

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EXHIBITIONS

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Dionnys Matos
Take A Minute: A Show of Resilience

February 17 – March 31, 2021

ART FAIRS

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Zonamaco
Mexico City
Ejes Section

February 9 – 13, 2022

PRESS

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HYPERMEDIA MAGAZINE
Dionnys Matos:
"The way to show the beautiful"

April 13, 2022 

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DESIGN INDABA
Artists Wage War on Waste

DESIGN INDABA

April 15, 2021 

Dionnys Matos in Inhabitat.
INHABITAT
Artist draws attention to
the single-use plastic crisis.

KC MORGAN

April 1, 2021

Dionnys Matos in Rialta.
RIALTA
All artists go to the city of skyscrapers.
A sample of Dionnys Matos

SINDY RIVERY

February 26, 2021

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SURFACE
Dionnys Matos
Take a Minute: A Show of Resilience

SURFACE

February 17, 2021