Mathieu Mercier was born near Paris in 1970. He lives and works in Paris.
Mathieu Mercier has a line of thinking about the definition of the place of the object both in the consumer industries and in the art arena.
His research is conveyed by an on-going questioning of the symbolic and utilitarian functions of objects. The result shows a complex-free attitude towards everyday products and art historical references . The artist thus proposes a radical approach freeing the object, be it unique or serial, from all acquired knowledge. In parallel with his work as an artist he has curated a number of exhibitions.