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Mat Collishaw

‘Insecticide 13’ 2009 When his new born son arrived home from hospital Collishaw became preoccupied with cleaning the flat and killing the bugs that had intruded. He then placed them onto 35mm glass slides and scanned them into digital images. Like much of his work, the print deals with disturbing subject-matter, namely the death of the insect, which is then presented in unexpected formats that both displace and reinforce the impact of the image.

‘Insecticide 13’ 2009 When his new born son arrived home from hospital Collishaw became preoccupied with cleaning the flat and killing the bugs that had intruded. He then placed them onto 35mm glass slides and scanned them into digital images. Like much of his work, the print deals with disturbing subject-matter, namely the death of the insect, which is then presented in unexpected formats that both displace and reinforce the impact of the image.