David Mach

British, b. 1956

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David Mach

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British, b. 1956

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Biography

David Mach’s diverse practice includes everyday mass-produced objects repurposed to form cluttered collages, photographic montages of densely populated urban landscapes, figurative sculptures made of coat-hangers, and animal heads constructed with matchsticks—sometimes set on fire in performances. Mach’s work brings pop cultural imagery under the lens, suggesting social commentary but ultimately taking ambiguous positions on its subjects. His large-scale postcard collages aggregate smaller images to the service of a unified whole, often to witty or disturbing effect. In Maneater (2007), for example, an overtly sexual female nude is composed of hundreds of postcards of Hannibal Lecter, while Tour of Duty (2007) is a rippling American flag assembled from images of Pamela Anderson in her trademark Baywatch bathing suit.

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Biography

David Mach’s diverse practice includes everyday mass-produced objects repurposed to form cluttered collages, photographic montages of densely populated urban landscapes, figurative sculptures made of coat-hangers, and animal heads constructed with matchsticks—sometimes set on fire in performances. Mach’s work brings pop cultural imagery under the lens, suggesting social commentary but ultimately taking ambiguous positions on its subjects. His large-scale postcard collages aggregate smaller images to the service of a unified whole, often to witty or disturbing effect. In Maneater (2007), for example, an overtly sexual female nude is composed of hundreds of postcards of Hannibal Lecter, while Tour of Duty (2007) is a rippling American flag assembled from images of Pamela Anderson in her trademark Baywatch bathing suit.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museo Jumex
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
Shows Featuring David Mach
Articles Featuring David Mach
Van Ruysdael, Mach, and Frozen Water Frolicking
Jan 24th, 2013
Van Ruysdael, Mach, and Frozen Water Frolicking
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