Gary Webb
Matte Module (2002)

Rubber mat (yellow version)
70 x 70 x 70 cm [27.56 x 27.56 x 27.56 inches].
Edition of 100 works, accompanied by signed and numbered certificate.

About the work

This limited edition of yellow rubber mats forms part of a larger work, Matte Module, which was commissioned for the exhibition Early One Morning at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2002. Hovering somewhere between the car-mat and the bath-mat - arguably the two lowest forms of carpeting - Webb displays the mats both independently, laying them on the floors like ziggurats of differing shape, size and permutation, and dependently, using them as a plinth for other works.


About the artist

Born in 1973, London-based artist Gary Webb makes sculpture out of industrial materials and his work often denotes a fascination with fast-paced urban living. Creating works from synthetic materials such as resin, neon and rubber and reworking ubiquitous matter such as glass, plexiglass, wood, sand and metal, Webb often parodies modernism to wry and poetic results - referencing consumer culture and making use of the solid and the open and the soft and rigid to explore new sculptural possibilities.

Webb is represented by The Approach, London.


Selected exhibitions

Webb has exhibited at Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Torino; The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; The Royal Academy of Arts, London, Chisenhale Gallery, London and The Zabludowicz Collection, London. His works are included in the collection of the British Council, Arts Council and the Tate, as well as the British Government Art Collection and S.M.A.K, Belgium. Webb was commissioned in 2012 by Frieze Projects to create a permanent public sculpture in Greenwich London as part of the Olympiad.

Whitechapel Gallery editions are generously donated by the artists. All proceeds from the sale of these works directly support our exhibition and education programmes.

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