STATEMENT PATRICIA MATO-MORA MA(RCA) MRBS
Patricia Mato-Mora's sculptural works depart from a subjective observation of a given space. Through them, the artist communicates a subjective, often synesthetic, reading of the space in question.
Patricia colonizes spaces organically through a physical shaping of a chosen materiality. Her resulting sculptures are monumental in scale, challenging her physically and precipitating a bodily engagement between her body and the space she is working in. They are reminiscent of organic growth patterns. Patricia argues that this has to do with the inherent animality of her relationship to matter. Her personal narrative is thus left in the space for others to unravel in the form of a sculpture; and often carries a sense of surprise or wonder, particularly in the eyes of the onlooker. This body of work began with the use of raw clay, and has since evolved to incorporate terracotta; deeply inspired by the Mediterranean light and the colours it reveals.
BIOGRAPHY PATRICIA MATO-MORA MA(RCA) MRBS
Patricia Mato-Mora is an artist, designer and educator currently exploring the spatial, architectural and narrative capabilities of clay. Patricia is interested in the ability of spaces to act as vessels for storytelling and collective imagination.
Patricia Mato-Mora studied architecture at the Architectural Association; and obtained her Masters at the Royal College of Art. She is an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Patricia co-founded and runs the enterprise Drawing the City, and currently teaches architecture and interior architecture at the Architectural Association, and the University for the Creative Arts respectively. Academically, her design briefs question the material configuration and craftsmanship of spaces. Patricia has worked in the UK, Sweden, Spain, France, Italy, Cameroon, the USA, the Netherlands, China and Japan. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.