Louise Alexander 画廊
Arik Levy 个展
-DESIGN SHANGHAI 2015 –
It has been over 15 years since artist Arik Levy began investigating the relationship between humans, social codes, nature, feelings and science – each a constant interpretation of the links, tension and content that results with a remarkable ensemble of statements.
In the upcoming solo show at Design Shanghai, Louise Alexander Gallery will showcase works by internationally renowned artist and designer, Arik Levy who has gained global recognition with his contemporary art and collectable design. Best known publicly for his sculptures, such as his signature Rock pieces, his installations and collectible design, Arik Levy nevertheless feels that “the world is about people, not objects.” Considering himself now more of a “feeling” artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, with a body of work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi use.
在即将开幕的“设计上海”展上，Louise Alexander画廊将向中国观众展示国际知名艺术家兼设计师Arik Levy的经典当代艺术作品以及他极具收藏价值的设计。Levy的代表作“岩石系列”、他的装置作品以及收藏价值极高的现代设计让他享誉世界，不过在他看来“世界的主角是人，而非物。” Levy认为现阶段自己的艺术以关注“人的感觉”为主，不管是他的公共雕塑作品还是多功能的整体环境设计都不断改变着我们所处社会环境的里里外外。
Not without reference to his past body of works, the juxtaposition of these new and past oeuvres enhances the facts that Levy’s works are not only an evolution of his own doing but also unwritten formulas of past-future thinking and involvement in everyday life experiences -works in constant evolution of a never-ending process.
Arik Levy’s first exhibition at Design Shanghai will present a wide range of collectible design works, like a trail of landmarks in his autobiography alongside his signature Rock pieces, light sculptures, installations and other works.
FractalCloud is a light sculpture, an art piece with no beginning and no end. LED components stretch in every direction filling the space with virtual lines, and the light becomes a sort of fabric that can be almost loomed and constructed in endless combinations. The radical aspect of all its components, wires, power units and connections, give this piece an aspect of industrial art. Each FractalCloud is a unique piece.
The RockStone series involves the notion of relationship, power and relativity between people, people and nature, people and space as well as nature and super-nature. These slightly over-sized figures suggest the physical confrontation, the force contained in the emotional and physical space it captures. Reflections stream around the space. Regardless of its location, both in nature or in a domestic space, the piece will reconstruct a new vision/visual of its surroundings, and a vision the human eye cannot see by itself. Its appearance also gives the impression that you can just pick it up and throw it at a distance. Evidently, when standing side by side to it you feel its energy and realise it would not be possible.
The RockLibrary is a reflection on Arik Levy’s signature piece, the Rock, applied to contemporary spaces. The Rock is a meteorite, standing as the juxtaposition between man and nature. A non－geological growth. It is a hard-soft piece, an object, multifunctional or with no function. When made of mirror-polished metals, it will disappear and appear by reflecting our surroundings and us. Planted in nature, it looks like it comes from an advanced civilization. Placed indoors, it seems to be stemming from nature itself, a nature we almost know. The RockLibrary embodies the encounter between the sculptural and the functional. It brings culture to a room in an almost raw yet refined way, with books inserted into the Rock’s shelters.
Levy’s RockShelves seem rather elementary; an assortment of stainless steel rocks serve as the base for a set of wooden shelves. The work conveys a sense of randomness, as if a bunch of rocks and shelves were simply collected and assembled to fulfil a function. Instinctively we seek causality: we extract meaning, particularly when confronted with what seems to be straightforward actions.
Mercury emphasises mysterious and abstract meanings and evocations, achieved with the innovative use of silvered glass. “Mercury” is a series of very peculiar mirrors, which will be introduced as a wall installation during the fair in March.
During Design Shanghai, Arik Levy will show another facet of his creativity and confirms his talent as one of the most prolific artists and designers of his generation, with a body of work encompassing design, sculpture, film-making, painting and installations.
Design Shanghai is China’s leading international design event. In 2014, Design Shanghai opened its doors to over 47,000 visitors, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community.
Showcasing the best design brands from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with China’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, facilities managers, private buyers and anyone with passion for exciting, new and inspiring designs.
2015 will see the return of China’s premier design, featuring even more of the finest international design houses, inspiring speakers and curated features.
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Founded ten years ago Media 10 Limited is the most decorated media and events company in the UK. Media 10 Ltd has fast become one of the leading players in the media and events industry as a result of running some of the most iconic and successful magazines and events in the country, including Grand Designs magazine, Icon magazine, Grand Designs Live and the world’s oldest consumer exhibition: The Ideal Home Show. Other events in Media 10’s portfolio include 100% Design, 100% Optical, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live, Clerkenwell Design Week, The London Design Trail, Grand Designs Awards, Icon Awards, Destination Star Trek and Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace. As a privately-owned company based in Loughton, Essex, Media 10 employs over 200 talented people to run a growing portfolio of 17 live events, 21 websites and seven magazines. In the ten years the company has been running, the company has seen its turnover, profits, portfolio and staff numbers grow at a dramatic rate and it now has over one million visitors in attendance at Media 10 events and its publications have over three million readers.
成立于10年前的Media10公司是英国最有实力和经验的媒体和项目策划公司。公司旗下的杂志包括Grand Designs和 Icon等。公司负责策划的项目有Grand Designs Live以及世界上举办时间最长的家居展览 The Ideal Home Show。其它项目还有100% Design，100% Optical，Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live，Clerkenwell Design Week，The London Design Trail，Grand Designs Awards， Icon Awards，Destination Star Trek以及 “白金汉宫加冕狂欢”（Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace）。位于艾塞克斯郡劳顿的Media 10旗下有200名才华卓越的员工为公司经营和运作17个不同的现场秀，21个网站以及7本杂志。在过去的十年中，Media10不断卓越成长，公司业绩、盈利以及员工数量不断翻番，现在有超过百万的观众参加Media10的现场秀，公司旗下杂志的读者也超过300万。