RECEIVED: Dictator + Food Mail-Art from Kyra Matustik (Stockholm, Sweden)

 

 

Mail-art by IUOMA member Kyra Matustik (Stockholm, Sweden)

 

June 24, 2011 - The postcard-size collage above is my first mail-art received from Swedish visual artists Kyra Matustik. I hope it is the beginning of many more exchanges. As sometimes happens in mail-art, I have a natural affinity to her work. 

 

This work she sent reveals shades of surrealism and also what I think is her uncanny ability to combine images that at first seem to have no association into a larger whole. Of course I particularly like the fish and bit of text in the upper left-hand corner of the piece. Kyra included some explanation her note on the reverse side:

 


"It's about dictator and food." Fantastic. Kyra, here and elsewhere, often applies what Thierry Tillier (Belgium) has so perfectly described as "La loi esthetique des deus hypostases." This is an approach to composition using images (and text) that can be traced through the western avant garde to sources such as Da Da and imagism. Here's a classic Tillier work to illustrate the principle in pure form:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/thierrytillier/5754642996/in/photostream

 

For right now, I'll only go this far talking about Kyra and other artists in her part of the world, including Tillier and Little Shiva, trusting that there will be opportunities to return to this in the future. Thank you so much Kyra!

 

Unfortunately, Kyra Matustik seems to be in the process of overhauling her website. I'll add a link where you can see more of her work when I can find one.

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 24, 2011 at 3:28am
Those lines were covered with white postal tape. Yes, even this small piece has a concept. I WISH I could get a good link. Her art is very impressive. I definitely want to see more of her work. Thanks Bifidus and CB.
Comment by Marie Wintzer on June 24, 2011 at 12:18am
Works for me too. And the lines of sharpie pen wrap it up quite efficiently.
Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 23, 2011 at 3:24pm
Great blog, De Villo. I like her subtle range of color choices--quite compelling against the concept of dictatorship. Nice work.

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