Mat Collishaw – Insecticide Photogravure
I have posted about my love of Mat Collishaw‘s Insecticide series of photos before and having just got back from seeing his latest exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar gallery in NYC, I thought I would post another of his prints I own. This tinted photogravure was produced to coincide with his 2009 exhibition at Haunch of Venison. This print is quite different from the rest of his Insecticide images as it is not as hyper-real in its detail. The use of the photogravure process to produce this image gives it a much more ethereal ghost-like quality. The print was produced in an edition of 100 and measures 64.5×58.1cm.
For any of you passing through NYC soon, I really recommend you check out Collishaw’s “Vitacide” exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar which runs until 18th February. The exhibition consists of vitrines containing sculptures of diseased and decaying plants that look like they have been torn from polluted wasteland. At the end of the room is a video installation, projected through an altar-like frame, of plants blooming and decaying. In addition, the exhibition includes images from the Insecticide series as well as his series of images of last meal requests from death row inmates that were recently published in Time magazine.