Matthew
Williamson

Mat
Collishaw
  • Final Work: ‚Ä?Lepiszoulo’
    2012

    Inkjet print on canvas with beaded panels
    220 x 220cm


    Collishaw’s Insecticide works are large photographic prints of butterflies and other insects crushed between the glass plates of a 35mm slide; ravishing images of death. Here Williamson has embellished a broken butterfly with delicate panels of beading and gems that pick out the highlights of its iridescent scales. Each individual sequin stands proud of the canvas at varying heights, giving the beading a three-dimensional, contoured relief, like a gorgeous exotic fungus sprouting from image. Lepiszoulo is an invented word from the Greek roots zoulo, to crush, and lepis, meaning flake or scale – referring both to the magnified scales of the butterfly’s wing and to the individual scales of the sequins that adorn it.

  • Lepiszoulo (2012). Inkjet print on canvas with beaded panels 220 x 220cm. Photgrapher: Steven White
  • Williamson's sketch from their first meeting (for an initial concept later abandoned)
  • Matthew Williamson: spring/summer 2012 collection
  • Matthew Williamson: spring/summer 2012 collection
  • Matthew Williamson: spring/summer 2012 collection
  • Matthew Williamson: autumn/winter 2012
  • Mat Collishaw: Last Meal on Death Row, Texas (Paul Nuncio), 2011. C print Frame Red Grandis timber, rubbed back with black lacquer finish, 64 x 46cm. All images ¬© Mat Collishaw, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern
  • Mat Collishaw: Children of a Lesser God, 2007 Transparency in light panel 210 x 200 x 9cm. All images ¬© Mat Collishaw, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern
  • Mat Collishaw: Insecticide 35, 2011. C-type photo on Dibond. 182 x 182cm. All images ¬© Mat Collishaw, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern
  • Mat Collishaw: Insecticide 38, 2011. C-type photo on Dibond. 182 x 182cm. All images ¬© Mat Collishaw, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern
  • Mat Collishaw: Insecticide 28, 2011. C-type photo on Dibond. 182 x 182cm. All images ¬© Mat Collishaw, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern