Concrete Hermit interview Pedro Matos as he readies for The Affordable Art Fair

Pedro Matos "#FF0000" - oil on canvas - 24x24 inches (2011)

Where does the visual inspiration come from for your shredded paste-ups and patterns that frame your characters? Do you collect scraps or does it come from your experience or memory?

They come from the streets. The patterns are from traditional Portuguese tiles that cover the facades of buildings in Lisbon. The shredded paste-ups come from the posters in the street. It’s a little different here in London, it’s a lot cleaner in that way… but in Lisbon you can find a lot of shredded pasted-up posters on top of each other, with 20 or 30 layers of posters, all ripped, tagged, aged, etc.. it’s very beautiful. I don’t collect them, but I take photographs for reference.

Check out the full interview with Pedro Matos here:

Thinkspace at the Affordable Art Fair L.A.
January 18-22, 2012
Event Deck at L.A. Live
Look for us at booth B-9

Take a ‘sneak peek’ at the new works we’ll be showcasing at our booth here:

Full details and lineup here:

Taking place at:
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE
Visitor entrance: Georgia St. between Chick Hearn Ct. and W. Olympic Blvd.
Parking Entrance: 1005 Chick Hearn Ct.

Fair Hours ($17 admission):
Wed, Jan 18, 7:30pm – 10pm (Private Preview Party)
Thu, Jan 19, 12pm – 9pm (4pm-9pm FREE ADMISSION)
Fri, Jan 20, 12pm – 8pm
Sat, Jan 21, 11am – 8pm
Sun, Jan 22, 11am – 6pm

Please stop by and see us at Booth B-9 while visiting the fair

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