Louise Alexander Gallery

Shanghai, China 27/03/2015 — 30/03/2015

Arik Levy at (设计上海) Design Shanghai 2015

Louise Alexander 画廊
Arik Levy 个展
-DESIGN SHANGHAI 2015 –
设计上海 2015

Arik Levy - FractalCloud - 72PU

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.

艺术家兼设计师Arik Levy通过自己的作品探索人、社会代码、自然、感觉和科学之间的关系的旅程已有15年之久。他对这些元素的内容、张力以及它们之间的链接独特的解读在其作品中得以完美的陈述。

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.

这次个展的作品与Levy过去的作品有着密切的联系。新旧作品穿插并置的布展方式充分体现出Levy的作品不仅仅是他个人创作的旅程,更是广泛的关于过去和未来以及对日常生活经验的思考,是一个不断演变、进化的过程。

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.

Arik Levy在“设计上海”的第一个展览将展示一系列Levy值得收藏的设计品,如他在自传中提到的“里程碑”式的作品,他的代表作“岩石系列”、灯光雕塑、装置作品以及其它作品。

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.

“碎片云”(FractalCloud)是一个灯光雕塑,是一件没有开始也没有完结的艺术品。数不清的发光二极管向各个方向伸展肢臂,整个空间被光的线条填满。这些光的线条仿佛可以被随意编织、组合成无限的可能性。而作品的其它组成部分,如电线、电阻和接线板等赋予作品一种工业设计感。每一件“碎片云”雕塑都是独一无二的。

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.

“岩石系列”的作品以体现人与人之间、人与自然之间、人与空间之间以及自然与超自然之间的关系、力的交换以及相对性为主题。这些体积庞大的岩石状作品对观者的实际空间及情感空间形成一定压迫感。作品镜子一样的表面从不同角度反射出周遭环境。不管是放置在室外的自然环境,还是在室内的有限空间,“岩石系列”都能重新创造出人眼本来无法看到的新景象。而且这些作品看起来很轻,让人产生可以轻易将其举起、远掷的欲望。不过当你站在它跟前,就知道那是不可能做到的。

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.

“岩石图书馆”是Arik Levy对其代表作“岩石”的反思,是将“岩石”这件作品放置在一个当代的空间里。“岩石”是一块流星,它与人和自然并存,一个非地质的生长。它可硬可软,可具很多功能,也可毫无功能。当用有镜面抛光效果的金属做成时,它原本的模样便消失了,但又从反射我们周围的环境中得到新的模样。放在自然中,它仿佛是来自超前文明的艺术品;放在室内,它仿佛可以自行生长。“岩石图书馆”是一件作品雕塑性和功能性完美邂逅的体现,当有图书放在上面时,它用既粗放又细致的方式将文化气息带入一个房间。

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.

Levy的“岩石书架”由很简单的元素组成;岩石形状的不锈钢作为书架的底座,中间穿插层层木板。这件作品体现出一种随性,仿佛是作者出门随手收集了一堆石块和木板搭起来做了书架。我们本能地开始寻找缘由和意思,特别是当我们眼前的作品看似直白的时候。

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.

通过巧妙地使用镀银玻璃,“水银”强调神秘和抽象的意义和召唤。“水银”是一系列古怪的镜子,在三月的个展中将作为一个墙面装置作品与大家见面。

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.

在“设计上海”展上,Arik Levy将通过展览一系列设计、雕塑、影片、画作以及装置作品让大家看到他创造性的另一个层面,并进一步了解他作为一个涉猎广泛、作品辈出的艺术家及设计师。

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Design Shanghai
Dates: 27-30 March 2015
Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Address: 1000 Yan’an Mid Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, 200040
设计上海
日期:2015年3月27至30日
地点:上海展览中心
地址:上海市延安中路1000号
邮编:200040

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.

“设计上海”是中国顶尖的国际设计盛事。2014年“设计上海”向四万七千名观众敞开大门,为中国不断发展的设计行业及设计师群体开辟了史无前例的新天地。
通过展示来自世界各地最棒的设计品牌,“设计上海”为中国顶级的建筑师、室内设计师、房地产开发商、物业经理、私人买家以及广大热爱设计的人们提供了良好的交流平台,为建立长期的合作关系打下良好基础。

2015年“设计上海”将展示中国最新的顶尖设计以及来自世界各地最佳设计公司的作品,同时还邀请了业界有影响力的设计师、艺术家进行演说、分享经验。

网站地址: www.designshowshanghai.com
推特: @designshanghai
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微博: DesignShanghai
微信: designshanghai ORGANISER – MEDIA 10

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.
Website: www.media-ten.com

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。

Selected works