Jesus A. Mata, MFA

About the Artist

My interest in drawing began at a young age. I remember trying to capture the image of things that caught my attention; some of these things were animals, plants, landscapes, people and countless others. My urge to sketch and draw was part of who I am and the act of mark making always felt natural. It was like creating magic, it allowed me to escape and go beyond reality into my own magical world.

My work is about how I experience the world around me, natural and artificial, organic and inorganic, concrete or ephemeral.