Gallery Libby Sellers presents a series of elaborately detailed and intricately woven carpet designs by the French art and design duo M/M (Paris). Commissioned in celebration of both their twentieth anniversary and the publication of a definitive monograph of their work, the exhibition of four new works acts like a condensed catalogue – or Carpetalogue – for M/M’s practice.
Drawing upon imagery and characters that have become leitmotifs within M/M’s practice from the last two decades, the Carpetalogue’s ‘pages’ – or carpets – express M/M’s distinctive graphic approach of combining free forms within strictly controlled compositions. Michaël and Mathias consider the project to be an extension of their own selves, and of the way they collaborate.
Each of the hand-knotted woolen rugs, produced as a numbered edition, has been made in Varanasi, India. To oversee the production, Gallery Libby Sellers has worked with Abhishek Poddar, who had previously overseen similarly successful carpet projects with Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami and Julian Opie.