Mathieu Mercier

Born in 1970 - France


Mathieu Mercier is a French painter born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in 1970. He lives and works in Paris. He holds a degree from the École nationale supérieure d'art de Bourges and the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques of Paris.

Mathieu Mercier's work explores the relationship between contemporary mass-produced consumer objects and their aesthetic origins in early 20th Century art and design. He frequently employs common household and industrial materials to create his sculptural, photographic, and wall-based works.

Mercier's work often refers to utopian movements such as De Stijl and Russian Constructivism. One series of sculptures, titled 'Drum and Bass', recreates classic Mondrain compositions out of black DIY shelving and primary-colored household objects such as plastic bins, extension cables, and stationary folders. In 'Plastic Anchors Wall', Mercier again traces the use of primary colors from early Modernist art, through to their function as color coding for different sizes of screw anchors. By creating a dialogue between utopian art and design icons and contemporary mass-produced objects, Mercier highlights the evolution of the meaning of "modernity", from a social project, to a capital gain.

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Villa Merkel,Esslingen, Everything but thé kitchen sink, décembre 13 - février 22
Denis Gardarin Gallery , untitled Miami, booth A1 , décembre 3-7

Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris
Optische Enttäuschung, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Maison du Barreau, Ordre des avocats de Paris, Paris
Désillusions d'optique, Fri Art, Fribourg
Galerie 0GMS, Sofia
Sublimations, Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine

Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, FIAC 2011, Paris
A Quarter to Three, Skulpturi, Copenhague
Frühe werke und etwas neues, Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich

Galerie Massimo Minini, Brescia
Circumnavigator’s Paradox, Super Window Project & Gallery, Kyoto
Des spectres et des automates, Le Dojo, Nice
Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich
T.A.G., Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Ohne titel 1993-2007, Kunsthalle, Nuremberg

Sans titres 1993-2007, ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Chapelle des Pénitents, Aniane
Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
Mathieu Mercier-Andrea Bowers, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

Mathieu Mercier A.N.X., Forde, Espace d’art contemporain, Genève

La Verrière-Hermès, Bruxelles
Ceramic Attempts, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza
Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Galerie Mehdi Chouakri-Brahms, Berlin
Galleria comunale d’Arte, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza
Galerie Massimo Minini, Brescia

Prix Marcel-Duchamp, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Le Spot, Le Havre
River Side Wall, Galerie Chouakri-Brahms, Berlin
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

Le (9) bis, Saint-Étienne
Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
Galerie Chouakri-Brahms, Berlin
Centre d’art contemporain, Castres

0-1, Galerie Commune - Pôle Arts Plastiques, Tourcoing
Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris

FIAC 2000, Stand Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Statements, Art Basel - Stand Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Bâle
0-1, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

0-1, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
List 99, Stand Galerie Chez Valentin, Bâle
Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Le Spot, Le Havre

Institut Français de Berlin, Berlin

Galerie de Commerce, Marseille
Galerie Toxic, Luxembourg
Micro-Exposition, Eriko Momotani, Paris

« âtre-home », a « Cheminé », Bourges


Galerie ART et Essai, Rennes Sol Mur Plafond, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mathieu Mercier, Claude Rutault , septembre 25 - décembre 12

No_man's_land_exposition, Tokyo

Antidote no 3, Galerie des galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris
Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Antidote no 2, Galerie des galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris
La Force de l'art, Grand Palais, Paris
Notre histoire..., Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Antidote no 1, Galerie des galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Objets de réflexion, Le Plateau, Paris

Traversées, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris

ZAC 99, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris

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