Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MATS!? Opens at SHQ FRIDAY April 18th 8pm

Secret Headquarters is proud to present

Mats!?:Traveler of Time and SPACE
Ephemeral Visions brought back from various states of Psycho-Geographical Turmoil
Opening reception: Friday April 18th, 2008

MATS!? was born in France to itinerant Swedish parents. He commits his first artistic act in kindergarten in the form of a scatological graffiti on the blackboard. Rewarded as he was with corporal punishment, the artistic path was thus laid.

Mats!? past sporadic outputs of comic work, interspersed with commercial illustration work has given way to bouts of throwing paint on canvas as well as printing on glass. Through various mediums,the unifying factor in his work is his use of a visual vocabulary rooted in comics as means of expression.
Mats!? might be best known for his critically acclaimed book Asiaddict, an amazing cartoon travel log of his bizarre trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Mats!? has also created art for Last Gasp comix, Comix 2000, as well as the magazines Real Stuff (Fantagraphics) Buzzard (Cat-head comics), Hustler, Screw and BLAB!
The artist will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm.
Secret Headquarters will feature Mats!? one-of-a kind original works of art through April 30th, 2008.

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