Jakob Mattner


presented by 401 contemporary



Born 1946 in Lübeck, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany



In his collotype prints, sculptures and drawings Jakob Mattner focuses on ephemeral phenomena and transitional moments, thus highlighting a realm of the “in-between” - between day and night, light and shadows, dreaming and waking, movement and rigidity, appearance and reality. It is this crucial moment of transition from one state to another that generates an extremely existential and philosophical dimension in Mattner’s work. At the same time, the use of light, in all of its functions, meanings and manifestations, serves as a leitmotif throughout the work of the artist.



Jakob Mattner, Percussion VI, 1988, light, tripods, mirrors, dimensions variable, courtesy by the artist and 401contemporary
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