Presenting an exhibition with artists whose works reflect a juxtaposition of items that metaphorically and physically convey a message of industrialism. Artworks form from salvaged discarded objects, some man-made to artificial digital nature.
It has been over 15 years since artist Arik Levybegan 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. Best known publicly for his sculptures, such as his signature Rock pieces, and monumental installations, 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.
Jason Gringler, an artist who works in a practice centred around industrial materials, forging new territory for abstraction. Working with Plexiglas, aluminium tape, acrylic, mirrored glass, spray paint, epoxy and wood, Gringler constructs layered works that reference the history of abstract painting.
Laurent Bolognini’s enigmatic light installation ‘Stelina-60’ was conceived and realized after his first ‘Galiléographe’ in 1998. The device generated a luminous backdrop for the opera Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini. ‘Stelina-60’ is based on an installation of retinal persistence, Bolognini invents luminous sculptures drawing rotary movements in unexpected geometric shapes, sculpting space, constantly redefining in a series of convolutions of light patterns.
Miguel Chevalier quickly secured a spot on the international scene as a pioneer of virtual and digital art, Miguel Chevalier continues to be a trailblazer, and has proven himself one of the most significant artists on the contemporary scene. Miguel Chevalier’s oeuvre is experimental and multidisciplinary.His sources lie in the history of art and his work explores recurrent themes such as nature and artifice, flows and networks, virtual cities and ornate designs.