Mat Collishaw

Mat Collishaw - The End of Innocence Mat Collishaw (1966, Nottingham, UK) is associated with the YBA (Young British Artist) generation. Using diverse media, his art explores themes of beauty, seduction, suppressed desire and dark pleasure. Collishaw received his BFA from Goldsmith, London, in 1989. His work Bullet Hole (1988) was exhibited in the now famous 1988 exhibition 'Freeze', presented in a disused warehouse and curated by Damien Hirst. Over the past decade, he has had numerous international solo shows, including: Cohen Gallery, New York, 1992; Duty Free Spirits, Lisson Gallery, London, 1997; Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, 2000; Shooting Stars, Haunch of Venison, London, 2008; Hysteria, Retrospectre, BFI Southbank, London, 2010; and Creation Condemned, Blain│Southern, 2010.

On Air: The End of Innocence by Mat Collishaw

With Mat Collishaw’s digital artwork, The End of Innocence, the artist presents a ghostly image that has been digitally manipulated. If you look closely, it oscillates between two appropriated portraits of Pope Innocent X—one painted by the Irish twentieth century artist Francis Bacon, and the other by the Spanish seventeenth century artist Diego Velázquez. The work was first created in 2009, where it was projected on a monumental scale. Here, it continually dissolves and reforms to create a smaller-scale striated image that is reminiscent of digital rain. -> Homepage of the Artist: -> Mat Collishaw on Wikipedia From the Sedition Selection