Mathias Goeritz is mostly known for his golden monochrome works and his collaborations with Mexican architect Luis Barragan, specifically the Torres de Satélite in Mexico City, but his career spans much wider. He was a true renaissance man who delved into architecture, sculpture, drawing, painting and visual poetry. He was the contact in Mexico for many of the avant-gardes of his time and exchanged friendship and letters with figures such as Alexander Calder, Herman de Vries, Zero Group in Germany and numerous concrete poets in Brazil among others.
He started out his artistic career in Spain in the 1940’s where alongside figures like Joan Miró and Angel Ferrant he revitalized the local art scene through the founding of the Escuela de Altamira. He arrived in Mexico in the early fifties and it was there where most of his work was produced until his passing in 1990. Recently a large retrospective exhibition organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid has revealed the importance of his practice in the context of Latin American abstraction. Over the last few years his work has been included consistently in major institutional and private collections from all over the world.