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THE STONE FROM YOUR HEART

Reference

SUOZ139S

Collection

Swatch & Art 2012 Summer

Family

Originals

Strap material

Silicone

Case material

Plastic

Functions

Water-resistance: 3 Bar

Case dimension

Ø: 41,00 mm
L: 9,85 mm
H: 47,40 mm

Product Description

Mathieu Mercier explains his design inspirations:   "I was very inspired by working with Swatch. I use the notion of time a lot in my shows, as well as clocks in my artworks. Time is fascinating because it escapes any attempts to understand it better. The more you run after it, the more it becomes abstract. The design chosen by Swatch came from a series of paintings I started in 2003. It is a kaleidoscope revealing the artificiality of our pictorial codes and cultural values. I love the simple design of the Swatch and I really consider this little plastic space as a museum."

Artist Biography

Mathieu Mercier

Mathieu Mercier was born in 1970 and currently resides and works in Paris. Often finding inspiration in 20th Century European avant-garde utopias, his artistic output is pleasingly complex and rich in potential meanings, questioning and deconstructing the aesthetic codes found in areas such as architecture and design. Mercier's sculptural installations and structures conjure up a fascinating dialogue between 20th Century art and design and mass produced objects from the present. During the past two decades, the artist's work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows within prestigious galleries throughout France, as well as many other noted cultural institutions in locations across Germany, Korea, USA, Italy and Scotland.