Mathieu Mercier

French, b. 1970


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Career highlights
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 4 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Included in a major biennial
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Mathieu Mercier (born 1970 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France) is a contemporary French conceptual artist who works in sculpture, painting, and photography. Mercier playfully updates the vocabularies of Modernism, from Dutch and Russian Constructivism to the Readymade objects of Marcel Duchamp, through his use of primary colors, hardware store materials and household goods. He often deliberately blurs the boundary between fine art and design, inviting the viewer to using his sculpture as seats, mirrors, lamps, or coat hangers. In his photographic practice, Mercier responds to the technological capacities of the reproductive process, highlighting the inherent materiality of the flatbed scanner. In 2003, Mercier was honored with the prestigious Marcel Duchamp award. The artist lives and works in Paris, France.

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