“The Mediterranean is our origin, when I travelled to Lebanon for the first time, the eastern Mediterranean, I understood that there was no awareness that we were part of a whole, I started to become interested in the different scripts, from the most ancient, the pictograms, the cuneiform, the Phoenician… and the symbols and I had the need to introduce them in my works as something natural and try to unite these two sides of the sea, the eastern with the western. I exhibited these works in solo exhibitions in Beirut, Barcelona, Paris… with great success. I worked with the four elements (earth/air/water and fire) related to the landscape and mixed them with scriptures and symbols.
It was a need to understand my origins”.
Assumpció Mateu