Wednesday 7 March 2018
To kickstart the Inspiration Series for 2018, we were honoured to welcome the incomparable Mat Collishaw to the foundation.
Collishaw began his career exhibiting the acclaimed work 'Bullet Hole' alongside his Goldsmith contemporaries at the legendary exhibitions Freeze in 1988, and Modern Medicine in 1990 - shows which became renowned for the rise to prominence of the YBAs.
Collishaw's work envelops the viewer into a world poised between the alluring and the revolting, the familiar and the shocking, the poetic and the morbid. With a visual language that embraces diverse media, the beauty of his work is compelling – seductive, captivating, hypnotic – yet repelling, as we perceive the darker fantasies within.
As well as numerous solo and group shows throughout his career, Collishaw’s work also contributes to several public collections around the world including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania and Tate, London.