Mateo Mate

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Mateo Mate has developed since the beginning of his career a work with a noticeable and critical sense of humor. His installations and works deal with the meaning of patriotism, nationalism and domestic issues.

Through the transformation of the different objects we find in the household sphere in politic objects of nationalistic exaltation, blurring the boundaries between the public and the private and satirizing about the great truths., Mateo Mate insists in the kind of militarization of the domestic issues and the everyday reality we suffer, not only at home but also in cultural surroundings like the museum or the contemporary art center.  

With different connotations related with boundaries, the power structures, hidden but current in every gesture and through irony, Mateo Mate develops a work in which  fun is never a sign of banality but the adequate way to denounce the political system.