Paul MATHIEU
Vancouver, Canada

"Once modernism has received its due, its time has run out. Then it will be put to the test. After its end, it will be apparent whether it will be able to become antiquity." - Walter Benjamin, 'The Paris of the second Empire in Beaudelaire'

Mathieu speaks of his new works as 'playing with reversals; upside down, exterior/interior, contained/container, sculpture/pottery, representational/functional, but also as 'inversions', not just in terms of literally standing the prototypes on their heads, but deliberately invoking the now displaced terminology of sexology and psychology which referred to homosexuality as an inversion of hetero-normative sexual relations.