Artist of the Collection

Mathieu Mercier

Born in 1970 at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France

Mathieu Mercier’s works question society’s relationship to objects. The artist also encourages a fresh look at the place of beauty and the original artwork in a daily life geared towards mass consumption. His artistic research is conducted without any strategy. Thus, his chosen medium (painting, sculpture, installation) is rarely used for its own qualities, but always in the service of a permanent process of questioning. Mathieu Mercier strives to find a new way of looking at each work: he requires the viewer to go through multiple interpretations that range from collective references to a personal, even introspective reading.

Born in 1970 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Mathieu Mercier graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges in 1994 and from the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques de Paris in 1995. He lives and works in Paris.