238. Mat Collishaw

Matt Collishaw
(1966)
Venal Muse Left, Viridor (2012)
Edition 2/3 (aside 1 artist proof)
C-print in black wooden frame, 125.5 x 105.5 cm
Provenance:
– FaMa Gallery, Verona, 2013
– Collection Susanna Vorst, the Netherlands
Note:
Including a certificate of authenticity.

Mat Collishaw is a prominent artist from the influential generation that emerged from Goldsmiths' College in the late 1980s. He took part in the seminal Freeze exhibition in 1988 and has showcased his work extensively around the world since his first solo show in 1990. He is known for his evocative explorations of human subconscious and societal issues through various media. His installation The Venal Muse features resin sculptures of plant-like forms encased in antique-styled showcases, emerging from polluted soil. Inspired by Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, these mutated flowers with flesh-like petals reflect themes of decadence, corruption, and the impact of genetic manipulation, critiquing modern, media-saturated culture. Collishaw's work often intertwines historical references and contemporary concerns, compelling viewers to reflect on the complex relationship between nature and human influence.

Estimate
€ 1.000 - 3.000
Hammer amount
€ 950