The new series of grey silks constitutes a culmination of Matti Braun's engagement with painting through a number of culturally specific practices.

The rectangular image shows an apparently seamless progression from light to dark shades. There is a slight sheen to the silk as it catches the light, creating a …

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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.

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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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Silk, dye, powder-coated aluminium, 2019

Silk, dye, powder-coated aluminium
102 2/5 × 133 9/10 in
260 × 340 cm
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The new series of grey silks constitutes a culmination of Matti Braun's engagement with …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included

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.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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