Representing the Work
Studio Luc Derycke
In the mid-1970s, Matt Mullican 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.
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Matt Mullican. Representing the Work’ at MAC’s Grand Hornu, 16.02–18.10.2020.