Born in Santa Monica, USA, 1951
Lives and works in Berlin and New York
Developed over a period of three decades, the works of Matt Mullican are considered some of the most influential contributions contemporary art has seen in recent years: his oeuvre is both mysterious and clear, and remarkable for the myriad of media used. Central to his work is the systematization, structuring, and ordering of personal worldviews that oscillate between subject and object, between a personal and a universal worldview. Mullican’s works circle around the perception as unconscious interpretation of sensible reception of realities. Underlying Matt Mullican´s work is an artistic concept which encompasses a world-view. His works can only be read in relation to each other. A relation that exists through language and signs, through repetition, rhyme and association. Together the works form a continually semantic network.