For over 40 years, Matt Mullican has been developing a codified language of symbols and diagrams in an attempt to articulate the complexities of existence and the human condition.
Rationalising his all-encompassing theories, Mullican’s visual systems speculate on philosophical intuitions, phenomena, human interaction, and the intricacies of the psyche. His colour-coded geometric designs represent longstanding cornerstones to his work; green stands for material, blue for the everyday world, yellow for ideas, white and black for language and red for the subjective.
Inspired by Camden Arts Centre’s history as a public library, The Sequence of Things layers Mullican’s multiple methods of categorisation and ordering. Mathematically dividing the architectural spaces, the galleries will be laden with his book works, pin-boards, posters, drawings, flags, objects, photography and videos, all depicting his various maps, charts, diagrams and symbols. Together, the plethora of works demonstrates his attempts to find methodology behind the relationships at play in the world around us and its representation.
Matt Mullican (b.1951, Santa Monica, CA) lives and works in Berlin and New York. Previous exhibitions include Organizing the world, Haus der Kunst, Munuch, 2011 and THAT WORLD / ESE MUNDO, Museo Tamayo, Mexico, 2014. Mullican is represented by Mai 36 Galerie.