Signs & symbols produce meaning in a world saturated with images. Logolike notations, enclosed in simple shapes as in the World & Sign tote bag, invoke familiar images we see from international airports to highway insignia. In this cosmology, each color corresponds to different levels of perception: green stands for material, blue for the everyday world, yellow for ideas, white and black for language and red for the subjective.
Matt Mullican is considered a member of the “Pictures Generation”, having studied at CalArts in Los Angeles. He rose to fame in the early 1980s alongside his contemporaries Cindy Sherman, David Salle and Robert Longo. Matt has exhibited at the MoMA New York, Tate Modern London, Stedelijk Museum and Centre Pompidou.