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Andrea Matus

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Andrea Matus is a visual artist living in Vancouver, BC, who exhibits as well as teaches her unique combination of painting, collage, assemblage, and sculpture throughout the world with collectors in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.

In her art, Matus creates powerful visual statements of the role of women in both history and mythology. Through her culling of images from contemporary sources, historic iconography, travels, and original designs, a sense of surreal worlds is evoked. Combining color, symbolism and ornamentation, each motif is a transport to a different time, place, and culture. Through her process, discordant shapes and designs are manipulated to find harmony where at first there seems none. A part of the human experience is created when these collections form new narratives and meanings.

The improvisational nature of collage coupled with the very deliberate method of painting creates a balance of spontaneity and premeditation in her work.

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Allegories of Virtue & Vice: A Mixed Media Journey