YEAR 5 - Assumpció Mateu

Framing the Dream: Dialogue

The artist Assumpció Mateu framed the landscape with her glance and has introduced her symbolic connotations to express the dialogue between the heaven and the earth, between what is seen and what is left unseen, between the presence and the absence, between the inner life and the outside... Thought her art work “Framing the dream: dialogue” she obtains a poetic, introspective fragment of the landscape completely integrated into it.
A dance and equine performance created by Sandra Carré and Lu Arroyo (Co. Ylalú) inaugurated the sculpture. 5 dancers, 2 long-legged, a rider and a horse recreated a magic world dancing among the olive trees that moved the spectators. Finally they vanished in the infinite ladder that starts in the holm oak and soars into the sky. ..

"The work ‘Framing a Dream: Dialogue’ consists of two elements that become fully integrated in this environment. Looking at the landscape, I chose a fragment: a holm oak area. There I placed a piece that adds a poetic and symbolic character, giving a human and cultural quality to the whole landscape in which it is framed." Assumpció Mateu

"The main challenge has doubtlessly consisted of becoming a part of this powerful landscape, respecting its poetic character, as well as being able to share it with works of artistic quality by other participant artists." Assumpció Mateu


The event of the YEAR 5 at the Artists' Vineyard

Assumpció Mateu

Girona, 1952
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Painter and visual artist. Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, where she taught for eleven years in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Since 1989 she devotes herself exclusively to artistic creation. She lives and works between Empordà (Girona) and Barcelona (in the borough of El Born).
She received a research scholarship in the Visual Arts from the Government of Catalonia in 1984.
In 1989 she was selected to participate in the Triangle Workshop in New York City with artists from around the world. That same year, and again in 1990, she was invited to the 44th and 45th Salón des Realités Nouvelles at the Grand Palais in Paris.
In 1998 and 2000 she was invited to the Salón Comparaisons de Paris.
Throughout her artistic career, which began in 1976, she has exhibited around the world.
We have been able to see her work in big international fairs (Arco, Montreal, Fiac, Art-Basel, Art Koln, Menas-art, Tokio…), and her work is held in public and private collections in leading cities around the world: Fondation Vasarely (France), Julius Bauer Foundation (Switzerland), La Caixa Collection (Spain), Ulster Museum (Ireland), Würth-La Rioja Museum, MACBA, Solidere a Beirut Collection, Mr. Mrs. New Collection in Houston, UNESCO Collection …
In the last few years she has had the delight to show her most recent individual work in the Volart space in the Vilacasas Foundation, the Würth Museum in La Rioja, the Cultural Centre of Aiete (San Sebastian) and soon at the Antonio Saura Foundation in Cuenca.

Other works of the artist