b. 1966, British
A member of yBa (Young British Artists) that spearheads British contemporary art, Mat Collishaw mainly takes inspiration from nature, mythology, and media, and recreates it with various media such as sculpture, photography, and media, dealing with themes of ‘expression’ and ‘fantasy’ in his own unique way.
Mat Collishaw started to be known as a major artist of the yBa group after creating a sensation with his work <Bullet Hole> (1988) at the 1988 exhibition Freeze organized by Damien Hirst (1965- ). The work, which creates the illusion of a bullet in a person's head, is currently in the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia. Each of his works has attracted the attention of the art world, and his works are in the collections of various art institutes around the world, including Centre Pompidou in Paris, Scottish National Gallery, and SFMOMA.
Mat Collishaw has a reputation as an artist who still creates sensation, holding solo exhibitions at renowned art institutions including Benaki Museum in Athens (2010), the V&A Museum in London (2010, 2012), MAD in New York (2011), Yapi Kredi Kultur in Istanbul (2018), and Royal Museums Greenwich in London (2018).