USEUM has partnered with Le Dame Art Gallery operating between London (UK) and Capri (Italy), to bring emerging talent in the areas of painting and illustration to the heart of the Art World in London. Le Dame Art Gallery will be exhibiting in various events the best of USEUM’s thousands of contemporary artists from 100 countries around the world. We are hosting USEUM's first ever gallery event on Tuesday the 6th of October at 6.30pm and the exhibition will be on display for one month on the first floor of the prestigious Meliã White House 5-star hotel in Regent’s Park.
This collection is comprised by the 23 artworks exhibited by USEUM and Le Dame Art Gallery, on the first floor of Meliã White House from the 7th of October to the 7th of November and by many more artworks that were very close to be selected.
Mama I'm Coming Home 2015
Oil on canvas · 80 x 60 cm
A recurring theme in Melinda Mátýas’ work is the sense of homecoming. In ‘Mama I’m coming home’ she communi- cates homecoming as a circular phenomenon, always coming back to the place we left before. Mátyás explains, ‘Paulo Coelho’s book, The Alchemist, comes to my mind, where the hero leaves home for seeking the treasure, and after many years of adversity he finds it at the very place he left’.
About the Artist: Melinda Mátyás (1976) studied Neo-Byz- antine mural painting in Bucharest and received a BA in painting from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Na- poca (RO) in 2009. The artist describes her current paint- ings and drawings as ‘psychologically charged expressions of the Hidden, existential approach towards the Self and its contemplation from an exterior perspective.’ Her studies of the human form challenge the art of figurative painting and go beyond the external. Mátyás’ work has been exhibited in various European galleries ,and shows in Romania, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the United Kingdom. She is currently based in London.
text by Jesse Voetman