Alexandra Mato

Alexandra Mato lives and works in the city of Volgograd. A graphic designer by training. Graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. In 2013, she founded the "Mato Paper" workshop for the production of art objects and decorations from paper and cardboard. In subsequent years, she opened several branches and franchises in Russia. At the moment, "Mato Paper" is one of the most famous workshops for the production of art objects from environmentally friendly materials. Alexandra explores the theme of happiness and joy in her work. What does this mean for a person? What color is happiness?

What form would "joy" have if given a physical body? The themes of brightness, pleasure, joy have always been close to Alexandra. She explores this topic not only in terms of graphics and painting, but also experiments with the volume of paper, giving shape to these feelings. "My picture is about the joy of life. I like the idea that we came into this world to enjoy every moment. Therefore, I like to use bright colors, they attract attention and evoke pleasant memories, in childhood and just in the moments when we were happy.

There are many flowers, picnics, feasts, fruits, champagne in my works. Often it is about girls, youth, calmness, relaxation. With my paintings, I want to remind you that the joy of life can be experienced every day, every hour, every minute. " In October 2021, Alexandra held a performance in which more than 40 people participated, where a picnic was arranged from various attributes of "happiness", and after the artist, together with all the participants, painted a huge painting depicting this "Celebration of Life". In November 2021, the artist accepted participation in a creative fashion performance with designer Arina Bogdanova During the performance, Alexandra painted three huge canvases from which the designer later sewed clothes.

Works by Alexandra Mato