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Mat Collishaw – Insecticide 28

By now you will no doubt know that I like Mat Collishaw’s Insecticide series. As part of the London 2012 cultural festival that surrounds the Olympics, Collishaw has teamed up with UK designer Matthew Williamson to reinterpret one of his Insecticide images which can be seen here. To tie in with this, I thought I would post the final installment of my Insecticide collection. Here is Insecticide 28, a print I recently bought from Mat Collishaw. I believe this is one of his more recent images in the series, it is not documented in the Insecticides catalogue I recently posted. To find out more about this body of work click here for a full run down of all my Collishaw posts to date.

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.

Mat Collishaw

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.

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