Mathieu Mercier (born in 1970, lives and works in Paris and Berlin) has a line of
thinking about the definition of the place of
the object both in the consumer industries
and in the art arena. His research is conveyed
by an on-going questioning of the symbolic
and utilitarian functions of objects. The result
shows a complex-free attitude towards
everyday products and art historical references
(Constructivism, geometric abstraction,
Minimalism...). The artist thus proposes
a radical approach freeing the object, be it
unique or serial, from all acquired knowledge.
His work has been widely
shown throughout Europe for the past seven years (Musée d'art moderne
de la Ville de Paris, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Centre Pompidou,
Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Manifesta 4, etc.).
In parallel with his work as an artist he has curated a number of exhibitions. He is also a joint director of the Galerie de Multiples in Paris, which he co-founded in 2002.
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