Oil on canvas, wood, perspex
36,5 × 27 × 5,5 cm
Expiration Painting is a series of paintings in Plexiglas frames that are reproductions of works by Old Masters, the subjects of which touch upon the transience of human life and its finitude. Collishaw actualizes this «eternal» theme through a modern presentation of classical images. The reproductions remain incomplete and resemble a sheet of paper with an image not fully printed out because the printer ran out of ink, forcing the viewer to think about the brevity of the moment even in the era of high-speed technology.
Mat Collishaw. The Machine Zone. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. Feb 25-Jun 25, 2022
The End of Innocence. Sorigue Foundation, Sep 2020-Mar 2021
Mat Collishaw, Dialogues. Fundació Sorigué, Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. March-May 2019