ROBERTO MATTA Nous ne sommes pas au Monde (Une Saison en Enfer) 1977
In this collection of etchings Une Saison en Enfer, or ‘A Season in Hell’ if you prefer the English translation, Matta plays with a metaphysical theme that was all about his entrapment.
In ‘Nous ne sommes pas au Monde,’ Matta’s feeling of entrapment and being almost helpless is here. The large arrow that is descending from the upper section of this etching has a feeling of direction, but it splits off just at the point. This arrow reminds me of one of my pieces from ‘Visions of America,’ which is titled Massachusetts. Sexual frustration is prevalent here.
Published in Paris by G. Visat from the numbered edition of 100. It is cataloged (Ferrari 223) and is in pristine condition… – M.J.