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Matt Mullican

Mai 36 Galerie is delighted to present, for the very first time, the latest groups of works by American artist Matt Mullican, whose oeuvre encompasses such diverse media as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography alongside video, installations and performances. In this, his ninth solo exhibition at Mai 36 Galerie, two groups of new rubbings and glass works will be shown.

The Mai 36 Galerie exhibition title Representing That World can be read in two ways: on the one hand, it relates to the themes addressed in the new groups of works, such as everyday life, violence, food, and sex. On the other hand, it can also be read as an indication of the subject and of the ways in which it is observed and even emotionally processed, triggering intuitive responses. In this context, the focus is on the world of meaning, imbued as it is by our own experiences, prejudices, notions and childhood upbringing.

The series of rubbings on photographs and yellow canvas address issues of everyday life, violence, food and sex. The other series of rubbings featuring Mullican’s hallmark typography and the glass works address the artist’s cosmology and his ideas of Subject, Sign, World, Frame, Elements. The exhibition thus allows the viewer to delve into the world of the artist.

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