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Most eco-shows are grave and preachy. Collishaw’s is conceptual art at its most rewarding: curious, inventive and fun. Drawing on an array of evocative imagery from the natural world, Mat Collishaw talks about his current exhibition at Kew Gardens. This session encompasses a film and discussions on sculptural installations using a variety of pioneering techniques to explore the relationship between the natural world and art history, and how representations of nature in art can impact how we see the world around us.
Amongst the works discussed are Even to the End, a video installation inspired by the innovation of the Wardian Case, Alluvion, a series of six new AI artworks, and the digital flower hybridisation project Heterosis.
The works encourage us to think about fundamental questions of psychology, history, sociology and science. Behind the richness and visual appeal of each work, there is a deep exploration of how we perceive and are influenced by the world today through images, and modern technology.
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Mat Collishaw is one of the most significant and compelling artists in contemporary British art. With an early foundation at Goldsmiths College, Collishaw formed part of the legendary movement of Young British Artists. He was one of 16 young artists who participated in the seminal Freeze exhibition organised by Damien Hirst in 1988 as well as the provocative Sensation show of 1997. Throughout his 30-year career, Collishaw has contemplated the nature of the human subconscious and explored ways to influence it through various media. Through optical illusions, paintings, projections and moving sculptures, the artist creates works and scenarios that directly and unconsciously engage their viewers. Questions regarding behavioural manipulation, programming, temporal reality all linger in the viewing experience.
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