Mathias Augustyniak, Japan (2019)
Mathias Augustyniak studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and later graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1991. He founded M/M...Read full biography
Mathias Augustyniak studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and later graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1991. He founded M/M (Paris) with Michaël Amzalag in 1992. M/M have developed collaborations across cultural fields, including music, fashion, art, publishing, film and theatre. They understand their work to be in the production of a series of signs that they are constantly reordering to build their own language. As acclaimed typographers, graphic designers and art directors, M/M often repurpose their own archives, utilising photography, drawing and typography as part of an elaborate visual language that is distinctive and experimental. They have designed magazines (Interview Magazine, Vogue Paris, Purple), while working diversely with fashion houses (Yohji Yamamoto, Alexander McQueen, Loewe), contemporary artists (Pierre Huyghe, Sarah Morris, Philippe Parreno), musicians (Björk, Madonna, Kanye West) and cultural institutions. Recently, they have created scenography, set design and 3D translations of their graphic vocabulary.
- Glenn O'Brien
Twenty-six loaded cowboys. Drawings by Mathias Augustyniak. Rhyme by Glenn O'Brien. 'Every man has two heads. That's better than one.'
- Oddný Eir,
- Ófeigur Sigurdsson
Photographs by Mathias Augustyniak. 'Perhaps because the relationship between philosophy and sheep is especially close in Iceland, questions about the core of things, space and time, negative space and positive time are naturally discussed while handling lambs' hearts.'
The Givenchy Files 2007-2012
- Olivier Zahm
Invitations and graphic works inspired by the collections of Riccardo Tisci. Art by M/M (Paris). 'These elegant invitations, dark, tortured, mysterious, erotic, surrealistic, are a sort of thumbing of the nose at current fashion images.'
The Art World
- Éric Troncy
Photography from the FIAC posters and advertising, 2005 – 2012. Photography by M/M (Paris). 'A sort of geographical manual defining the movements of art works, bringing them to a specific territory, to its peripheries.'
Sans vous faire rien voir, je vous en fais un conte...
- Éric Vigner,
- Bénédicte Vigner,
- Éric Demey,
- Jean-Louis Perrier
Les affiches du Théâtre de Lorient, 1996 – 2015. «Quand je veux, j'épouvante; et quand je veux, je charme.»
Centre Pompidou-Musée national d’art moderne, Paris
Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Tate Modern, London
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Design Museum, London
2014 – 2014
- École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)
1996 – 2001
- École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (Switzerland)