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Mat Collishaw

Black Mirror, Hydrus, 2014

Black Murano Glass, surveillance mirror, steel, wood, lacquer, ultra-HD screen and hard drive
102 2/5 × 63 × 15 7/10 in
260 × 160 × 40 cm
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London, Milan, St Moritz, Paris
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Robilant + Voena
London, Milan, +2 more

An important member of the Young British Artists, Mat Collishaw creates work that confronts issues …

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Mat Collishaw
British, b. 1966
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Young British Artist (YBA) Mat Collishaw mimics the hypnotic and glossy aesthetic of advertisements and lurid news footage to create visual narratives about the dark side of image making. Combining new and traditional media, from wood sculpture to sound and video installation, Collishaw renders nightmarish horrors with a startling formal elegance, taking on subjects like death row inmates’ last meals, the blood-spattered survivors of a terrible disaster, and exquisite close-ups of squashed butterflies. For a series of photographs made in 2000, Collishaw meticulously staged scenes of Nazi couples post-suicide in their bunker rooms, the rooms richly outfitted with gilt-framed oil paintings, leather chairs, and opulent candelabra. The figures appear oddly at ease, draped over pieces of furniture in various stages of undress.

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London, Milan, +2 more

An important member of the Young British Artists, Mat Collishaw creates work that confronts issues of moral ambiguity with formally stunning and alluring imagery. Coupling references to art history, literature and the Victorian era with modern imaging technology, the Collishaw creates powerful images and objects that …

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Mat Collishaw
British, b. 1966
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Young British Artist (YBA) Mat Collishaw mimics the hypnotic and glossy aesthetic of advertisements and lurid news footage to create visual narratives about the dark side of image making. Combining new and traditional media, from wood sculpture to sound and video installation, Collishaw renders nightmarish horrors with a startling formal elegance, taking on subjects like death row inmates’ last meals, the blood-spattered survivors of a terrible disaster, and exquisite close-ups of squashed butterflies. For a series of photographs made in 2000, Collishaw meticulously staged scenes of Nazi couples post-suicide in their bunker rooms, the rooms richly outfitted with gilt-framed oil paintings, leather chairs, and opulent candelabra. The figures appear oddly at ease, draped over pieces of furniture in various stages of undress.

Mat Collishaw

Black Mirror, Hydrus, 2014

Black Murano Glass, surveillance mirror, steel, wood, lacquer, ultra-HD screen and hard drive
102 2/5 × 63 × 15 7/10 in
260 × 160 × 40 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London, Milan, St Moritz, Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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