‘Crucifixion’, was first shown at Modern Medicine in 1990, as a large-scale slide installation. Here Collishaw has re-worked the piece as a silkscreen with a celestial, diamond-dusted surface. Collishaw's photographs often use illusionary and seductive devices to deal with ideas of beauty, sex, violence, myth and nature.
"…Collishaw's work and its ideas accelerate through the red traffic lights of photographic decency and order, risking everything..." Neal Brown.
Born in Nottingham, England in 1966, Mat Collishaw studied at Goldsmiths College of Art from 1986 to 1989, along with a number of other prominent international British artists. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Freeze in 1988, and Modern Medicine in 1990, and has had many solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally.
His work appears in important public collections including Tate, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. He is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York and Haunch of Venison, Zurich. Mat Collishaw lives and works in London.