Malu' Matteo

She is born in Italy, but the world is where she has grown. Since the early years of her life, her passion for photography pushes her to document every relevant aspect of her life with the trusty Yashica she kept stealing from her father.

 

Here she starts shaping her personal idea of photography, where portraits and self-portraits are her love, and siblings and friends are her models.

 

In her teens she finally manages to buy her own camera, a Pentax, and ultimately she starts her studies at the Italian Institute of Photography, where she previously worked as model. Her passion keeps burning for years, until the day she wins the first prize in the Portrait category of the Museo D'Arte di Chianciano, and that is where her professional career begins.

 

Her first works are dedicated to street and travel photography, capturing people's emotions, dreams and aspirations, until she stumbles on artistic nude photography, and here's where it all finally clicked together. Her artistic evolution starts spiraling out of control, in a flurry of fantasies, desire and emotions that she brings to life with her camera and her lovely laptop. Her shots take life in her house, with friends that are at ease in her world of scenography, costumes, wigs and masks, all of which is carefully crafted and made by herself. It's just her, the camera, one flash and an incredible amount of imagination and effort.

After many years wandering around the globe, Mexico is where she lands, with an adventure that would require an entire book all by itself! Color and surrealism breed into her style, and all of a sudden she starts shifting from black and white to colors, and from portraits to surreal compositions.

 

These days Malù is very much playing with various surrealism concepts, mixing in her work naked bodies, mouths, eyes, animals, and many other real-life entities that she repurposed for her art.

 

Her art is printed on different materials and with different techniques, because "Print, is what my art is wearing", she says, and some of these work of art are even manually augmented by herself through embroidery , paint , stone ...actually she never stop looking for new " dress" for her work.  

 

Second Prize
Second Prize

Second prize for digital art at the Bienal of London 2019

Africa retouched London
Africa retouched London

Second prize at the Bienal of London category Digital art

26 open admission to the Biennal of art
26 open admission to the Biennal of art
Biennal London 2019
Biennal London 2019

Chelsea Old town ,22-26 May 2019

My art Gallery
My art Gallery

Playa del Carmen ,plaza playacar center .

Artshow at _zenzi_beach One of my favour
Artshow at _zenzi_beach One of my favour
Il Passo e' Breve
Il Passo e' Breve

Individual expo in Italy , Banca Generali sedi Financial Planner Lecco, it was my official debut at home , an anthology of my best work more than 5 new artwork.

Me : Bad girl do good things
Me : Bad girl do good things
Simbiotica - expo individual
Simbiotica - expo individual

My first individual expo ,it was my first change of style from the black and white documentary to the experimentation of instruments such as photoshop, using the composition of several photographs the idea was to generate a symbiosis between image ..it was the first step to revolution !

Rosso Passione
Rosso Passione

Solo Expo erotic and sensual photography black and white with red detail

Hallucination in progress
Hallucination in progress

Individual expo in Playa del Carmen -Zenzi art gallery. The focus was on female beauty creating a collection of pop and funky colorful and full of life ,love the result !

Collective expo at the Theatre idc
Collective expo at the Theatre idc

It was a big day for Playa del Carmen, more than 20 Artist inaugurathed the theatre of the City , i dedicated my work to the most importan Mexican figure " The Catrina ", the death...for me sensual and sexy !

Hallucination in progress
Hallucination in progress

Press about the "solo"expo Hallucination in Progress -Playa del Carmen 2017

Press Collective
Press Collective

Expo Collective 3 Artist in the Mall Quinta Alegria Playa del Carmen

Playa inn Press
Playa inn Press

Someone talking about my work like surreal ..for me ..is just life

Good memories  2010 .
Good memories 2010 .