RUI MATOS

Lisbon, 1959

Born in Lisbon in 1959. Lives and works in Portugal, near Sintra. In the 80s he attended the sculpture course at Fine Arts School of Lisbon. Received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1993. The first solo exhibition was in 1987 in Lisbon with sculptures in slate. It follows "First Island" and "Mediterranean" with a cast-bronze sculptures. The first exhibition in stone was in 1991 "Enormity, Sequence and Shipwreck" following the " Transformations- Uncertain Reports", "Memory Objects" and "Incomplete Stories". In 2008 starts working in iron with the exhibitions "The Skin of Things", "I transform myself into what I touch", “From Inside” and “Transmutations”.