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This fiberglass work is both object and functional chair. Its rounded shape is reminiscent of a pillow someone may have sat in and left an impression. There are arm rests on both sides. The rounded shape suggests softness, which the hardness of the fiberglass however negates. At the same time, it has a smooth and …

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Matti Braun’s work investigates the unexpected, often little known effects of cross-cultural dynamics, making visible patterns of artistic migrations and cultural misrecognitions. The artist’s exhibitions have often been organized around a specific example of such appropriation, taking for instance an elaborate web of interdisciplinary associations spun around the Indian physicist Vikran Sarabhai that include Mahatma Gandhi, Le Corbusier, the development of the Indian space program, the Ulm School of Design and Lynda Benglis as point of departure for displays that included textile works, objects, photographs and large-scale installations. Matti Braun’s work is characterized by a constant negotiation between concrete references and general allusions, between poetic ephemerality and an uncanny sense of visceral immediacy.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
OMR Showroom during Art Week Mexico City 2020OMR
2018
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st CenturyThe Frist Art Museum
A Lost FutureRubin Museum of Art
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Ohne Titel, 1996

Fiberglass
29 1/2 × 47 1/5 × 47 1/5 in
75 × 120 × 120 cm
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Berlin
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This fiberglass work is both object and functional chair. Its rounded shape is reminiscent of a …

Medium
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Image rights
© Andrea Rossetti

Matti Braun’s work investigates the unexpected, often little known effects of cross-cultural dynamics, making visible patterns of artistic migrations and cultural misrecognitions. The artist’s exhibitions have often been organized around a specific example of such appropriation, taking for instance an elaborate web of interdisciplinary associations spun around the Indian physicist Vikran Sarabhai that include Mahatma Gandhi, Le Corbusier, the development of the Indian space program, the Ulm School of Design and Lynda Benglis as point of departure for displays that included textile works, objects, photographs and large-scale installations. Matti Braun’s work is characterized by a constant negotiation between concrete references and general allusions, between poetic ephemerality and an uncanny sense of visceral immediacy.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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