Influenced by modern Latin American artists such as Joaquín Torres-García and Wilfredo Lam, as well as by indigenous and pre-Columbian craft and folk art, Venezuelan artist Jesús Matheus executes geometric, minimalist pieces that cannot be perceived as cold or sterile. Rather, the artwork maintains the warmth and richness of its historical foundations and becomes almost archeological in character. Jesús Matheus has taught Drawing and Printmaking since 1992 at the Armando Reverón Institute, Caracas, and has exhibited extensively in South America and internationally. His work is part of several public and private collections in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the United States, Spain, Switzerland, France, and Austria. The artist currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.