Douglas James Johnson
Anna Matola has found a particularly unique form of expression for her impressive creative potential: she sculpts with clay, ceramic, porcelain.
Anna Matola is interested in people, their diversity, their faces and their characters that are found in different places in everyday life: in the subway, at the movies, on a park bench, in the queue in front of a museum, at the weekly market.
To illustrate the human characters and behavior, which she observed in these situations, she mainly uses elements from the animal world. The animal, as a impressive visual transformer. Immediately it brings the expression of the hidden human aspects, of its character in a simple and understandable way. Especially in the presentation of her hybrid figures, half human, half animal, we impressively experience the associated identities.
With her sculptures, Anna Matola confronts us with the core question of personal identity and what it constitutes. How do we define our identity anyway? Through our memory, our consciousness, socially or simply through our biology?
* 1957, Salerno, Italien
lebt und arbeitet in Albissola Marina, Ligurien, Italien
2001 – 2002
Studium der Bildhauerei bei Salvatore Cipolla, Sesto Fiorentino (Florenz), und Sandro Lorenzini, Savona
L’asino (der Esel), 2012
50 x 32 x 40 cm
Il Coccodrillo (das Krokodil), 2012 Terracotta, engobiert
42 x 32 x 40 cm
Dylan Dog Uhr, 2012
49 x 43 x 39 cm
D. D. Serie 1 – 9, 2013
je 36 cm