Matt Mullican: Representing the Work
Matt Mullican, Denis Gielen
MAC & MER. Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, 2020
In the mid-70’s, Matt Mullican (°1951, Santa Monica USA), developed a unique artistic language based on pictograms, diagrams and cosmological models. In reaction to conceptual art, this return to the image made the American artist one of the representatives of the Picture Generation. Alongside these symbols placed on various supports (sheets, books, stained glass, etc.), his performances under hypnosis give expression to ‘that person’, an emblematic even caricatural human figure. In 2018 Matt Mullican created ‘Representing the Work’, an installation mosaic of 64 iconographic illustrations that catalogue the principal chapters of his work.