Simon Mullan


Titel: Die Firma
Größe: 700x400cm
Jahr: 2021
Material: Textil
Over 100 so-called “blue men” were cut into pieces by hand and sewn back together. When combined, the backs and sleeves form their own abstract language, which can sometimes be reminiscent of Paul Klee.

The work is meant to exude togetherness, shared creation that can create value. In a previous exhibition in 2018, Mullan worked once before with so-called “blue men” as material. While the focus there was on the individual characters, here the big picture comes to the fore – not the employee, but the company as a whole is symbolized. The size of the work in space also plays a role and can be interpreted figuratively as a possible industrial site.

Image: Installation view at Schloss Biesdorf ( Photo Thomas Bruns )