Born 1972, Cornwall, UK
Tobias Collier combines elements of sculpture with installation, drawing, performance and video, and in doing so, translates scientific research methodologies to the process of art making.
Central to Collier’s work is mankind’s ongoing quest to understand the universe. He attempts to make sense of the infinite and the meta-galactic, using everyday experiences and trivial materials. By appropriating the mundane, such as chairs, cups of coffee, and breakfast cereal, and by juxtaposing the domestic with the inter-stellar, Collier shows how scale, speed and time are relative.
Tobias Collier graduated from Saint Martins School of Art in 1999. His first solo exhibition was at the VTO Gallery in 1999, and since then, he has exhibited regularly both in the UK and abroad including shows at Steven Friedman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, the Royal Academy, HDK Munich and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Tobias was an international resident in Damascus, Syria, in collaboration with All Art Now and the Delfina Foundation. He currently lives and works in London.