My Highlights from ARCOmadrid
2 parts, 35.4 x 41.2 cm (13 7/8 x 16 1/4 in.) Doll
35.4 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.) Dead Man
framed 2 parts, each 56.8 x 48.3 cm (22 3/8 x 19 in.)
Signature: signed and dated verso
Using his subconscious as material, Matt Mullican often creates his artworks before an audience while under hypnosis, resulting in a unique hybrid of performance art and drawing. Part schematic, part cosmological chart, Mullican’s ordered, symmetrical works belie an enormously ambitious artistic aim, to contain and make sense of the universe. Characterized by rough geometric patterns and the artist’s elongated, looping script, Mullican’s spontaneous diagrams and writings on walls and canvas offer free access to the artist’s psyche.
American, b. 1951, Santa Monica, California, based in New York, NY; Berlin, Germany