Hello my name is, Sergio Mata and I am a visual artist.
I want people to see in my art a fresh, spiritual rejuvenation in the soulless, American art world. I believe American art has become incredibly stale and is ready for a spiritual awakening similar to the Italian Renaissance.
I make both paintings and drawings. I paint on canvases using acrylic paint and acrylic mediums. I draw using wax crayons and paper. Recently I have started creating digital art which are images created on the Microsoft Paint program on a computer.
The reason why I paint is because I want to carry on the western tradition of fine art, which believes that art should be beautiful, meaningful and serve no practical purpose.
What makes me unique is that I am an atheist who has a spiritualistic view of the universe. I was raised in the Latin Catholic church and have learned the importance of religious expression through imagery.
My special position in art allows me to use the knowledge from my religious upbringing to choose and create images from my imagination and popular culture, that I find have mystical otherworldly qualities.