“the most comprehensive publication on Mat Collishaw’s career to date”
Mat Collishaw makes work that envelops the viewer in a twilight 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 Collishaw’s work is compelling – seductive, captivating, hypnotic – yet repelling as we perceive the darker fantasies within. A repulsion triggered not by what we see, but by our innate response to it.
This is the most comprehensive publication on Mat Collishaw’s career to date. It features a foreword by Mario Codognato, an essay by Sue Hubbard, an interview with the artist by Rachel Campbell–Johnston and over 250 colour plates spanning more than two decades of work.
This book was published on the occasion of the artist’s first ever exhibition of paintings, THIS IS NOT AN EXIT at Blain|Southern London (14 February – 30 March 2013).