Artists

Mathieu Mercier

Stumbled upon the witty conceptual sculpture of Mathieu Mercier (B. 1970, France). I love the look and feel of it. To boot, he uses some of my favorite things: houseplants, lights, chandeliers, diamonds — yes!

Mathieu Mercier. Source: Spencer Brownstowne Gallery blog.

Mathieu Mercier. Source: Spencer Brownstowne Gallery blog.

Mathieu Mercier. acrylic on canvas, 60 inches diameter. Source: Spencer Brownstone Gallery.

Mathieu Mercier. acrylic on canvas, 60 inches diameter. Source: Spencer Brownstone Gallery.

Mathieu Mercier, Lampe double douille, 1999 | Hopf & Wortmann, Dna, 2006. Source: ioNoi.

Mathieu Mercier, Lampe double douille, 1999 | Hopf & Wortmann, Dna, 2006. Source: ioNoi.

Mathieu Mercier. Structure de mélaminé blanc pour plante, Loraine Bodewes Fotografie. Source: Observantonline.nl.

Mathieu Mercier. Structure de mélaminé blanc pour plante, Loraine Bodewes Fotografie. Source: Observantonline.nl.

Shelves to support leaves. Yes, that plinth looks like pegboard to me too. Brilliant!

Mathieu Mercier. Des spectres et des automates, 2008. Source: le-dojo.org.

Mathieu Mercier. Des spectres et des automates, 2008. Source: le-dojo.org.

Matheiu Mercier. Le-Dojo.org.

Matheiu Mercier. Le-Dojo.org.

 

Also, here’s some very interesting work that challenges the identity of objects by Francisco da Mata (B. 1968, Portugal). View his website.

Francisco da Mata. installation view of the "First try to spell my name" show | 2010 | The Foundry, Shanghai. Source: Francisco-da-Mata.com

Francisco da Mata. installation view of the "First try to spell my name" show | 2010 | The Foundry, Shanghai. Source: Francisco-da-Mata.com

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