Terra with Matthew Day Jackson | Hauser & Wirth Zurich

Matthew Day Jackson’s practice grapples with a myriad of aspects of human experience, honing in on the capacity for destruction and violence under the guise of invention and discovery. The artist returns to Hauser & Wirth Zürich and debuts a suite of new drawings and paintings. Utilising the conventions of still life and landscapes in combination with an idiosyncratic use of material and form, these works critique those traditions, their place in Western culture, and the ways they intersect with Western hegemony.

On view is one of Jackson’s most recent collaborations in the field of design. Surrounding the drawings is a new collaboration called Terra with Calico Wallpaper. Founded in Brooklyn by Rachel and Nick Cope, Calico has been influential in the field of design redefining the medium of wallpaper. For Terra, Jackson created a mural of molten lead which was then scanned and edited over the months of the pandemic to create what appears as an aerial view of terra fluttering between earth and some other planet as of yet to be discovered.


The Terra Collection in the colorway Element is featured above.

Photography by Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich