Born in 1986 at Paris (France).
Mathis Collins is a Franco-Canadian sculptor and performer who organises collective workshops and public events around popular and grotesque objects or practices linked to craftsmanship. The often absurd objects resulting from these workshops question the way popular artefacts are generally exhibited.
The techniques and themes explored by Collins’s work range from harvesting cork oak to ornamenting a bottle of alcohol, from coffee tables to clown shoes, from art schools to Parisian urchins, and from Second Empire caricature to contemporary experimental art-education methodologies. Mathis Collins studied art in Cergy, Metz, Montreal and Brussels before attending Open School East in London. His work has been shown a.o. at Palais de Tokyo, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, Riijksakademie in Amsterdam, 1m3 in Lausanne and Longtang in Zurich.