A hallmark of Matta's oeuvre has been the challenge of creating the illusion of three-dimensionality within the flat pictorial surface. Matta first explored the concept of images on a cube in several prints, including: I want to see it to believe it (1947) and Cessation d'état et at it (1949). The artist further explored this theme in the exhibition The Open Box at the Kunstmuseum, Lucerne in 1965. The central feature of these works is the unfolded parts of a box which have been flattened.
Conduite interieure is closely related to Abrir el cubo y encontrar la vida (1969), a work in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.
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