Matt Mullican

  • Matt Mullican

  • Barry Flanagan. Photo : Marc Domage

    5 worlds 12 benches, 2013

    8 benches in steel, painted aluminum
    44 × 200 × 100 cm (each)
    Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich; Peter Freeman Inc., New York / Paris; Capitain Petzel, Berlin; ProjecteSD, Barcelona

    Matt Mullican was born in 1951 in Santa Monica. He lives and works between Berlin and New York.

    He is interested in models for explaining the world and how we charge symbols with meaning. He has developed a complex system consisting of pictograms, colours and cartographical structure to represent the world, with which he aims to portray, in symbols, every aspect of the human condition in different combinations.

    Matt Mullican’s five worlds are represented by five colours: green stands for the elements, the substance of all things material; blue for the everyday world (world unframed); yellow for all that we can grasp discursively (world framed, where the arts belong to, for example); black and white for language and signs; red for the subject, the human being, his thoughts and feelings.

    © Cedric Eisenring. Courtesy Gasträume, Zurich.
  • 2017 | On Site

We use cookies to enable this website to function, to make it more user friendly and to offer you products and services tailored to your interests. Please note that by using this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies.For further information about cookies and how to manage them, click here.