Camilo Matiz is a celebrated Colombian artist, who has spent his life in between the real and the manufactured. His artistic career has ranged from being a film and T.V. director to a fine artist, giving him a special awareness about the roll of the spectator, acknowledging its constant presence. With this idea being the seed from which his pieces emerge, Matiz creates scenarios that awaken an introspective examination upon the viewer. His installations are built upon mirrors and neon lights that spell phrases which comment on media. He plays with trompe-l’oeil strategies; by setting up background curtains that play with space and perception, accomplishing a fabricated reality that allows the spectator to observe, analyze and question themselves. “The mirror is a tool to confront ourselves in a three-dimensional emotional space: that which can be read, that which is reflected, and, most importantly, our image in this context,” explains Camilo Matiz.
Camilo Matiz’s work has been shown in international art exhibitions including Scope, Miami and Barcu Art Fair, Bogotá. In 2009, his artistic film, “1989,” achieved the Official Selection in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes as the closing film for the festival. Matiz lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.