Hello! My name is Sergio Mata and I am a visual artist. 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”.
I want people to see in my art a fresh, spiritual rejuvenation in the soulless, American art world."
I believe American Art is ready for a spiritual awakening by the means of pop art, technology and religion.
What makes me unique is that I am an atheist who was raised in the Latin Catholic church and have learned the importance of religious expression. I treat religion with respect, unlike most atheist, and now incorporate religious themes into my art. My special position allows me to use the knowledge from my religious upbringing to choose and create images from popular culture, including tech culture, that I find have mystical otherworldly qualities.
My major source of inspiration comes from my hero Andy Warhol and his Campbell's soup can paintings.