Cover Up

Matthieu Martin’s project Cover Up, just published on the namesake book, is an archive of covered graffiiti in American and European cities which question us about our idea of cleanness and control.

Matthieu Martin, <i>Cover Up</i>
Influenced in his art by urban space, this is in 2010 in North America than Matthieu Martin start to archive graffiti covered.
Back in Europa, the French photographer continued his research through the cities of Berlin, Bruxelles, Caen, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rouen or Saint-Petersburg.
Gathered in a small book the series Cover Up question us about our idea of cleanness and control, “Painting references arise, turning the covering into a painting. From time to time, the story of monochrome shows on the surface but it is the story of abstraction, gestural or not, which dominates.” Denys Riout wrote.

Mobility is essential in Matthieu Martin’s work. His interest for urban issues explains why he is always in motion: he is inspired by the architectures, landscapes and stories he sees. He is represented by the Parisian gallery ALB (Anouk Le Bourdiec).

Matthieu Martin, Cover Up (2010-2014), 80 pages, Fr/Eng, 1000 copies. Text by Denys Riout, Rouge Inside Publisher

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