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Not Vital

Swiss, b. 1948

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Not Vital

Swiss, b. 1948

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Painter, sculptor, designer, and architect Not Vital lives as though his life is a work of art, embodying the kind of eccentric and extravagant lifestyle made famous by artists before him like Salvador Dalí. Based in the remote mountains of Switzerland, Not Vital quietly yet prolifically creates surreal and conceptual works. His sculptures are primarily composed of plaster, bronze, marble, silver, and gold, and feature motifs of animals and the natural world. The artist often experiments with the relationship of materials to their surroundings; he once submerged an aluminum camel head underwater. The sculpture was only visible during low tide, exposing the work in a new light.

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Biography

Painter, sculptor, designer, and architect Not Vital lives as though his life is a work of art, embodying the kind of eccentric and extravagant lifestyle made famous by artists before him like Salvador Dalí. Based in the remote mountains of Switzerland, Not Vital quietly yet prolifically creates surreal and conceptual works. His sculptures are primarily composed of plaster, bronze, marble, silver, and gold, and feature motifs of animals and the natural world. The artist often experiments with the relationship of materials to their surroundings; he once submerged an aluminum camel head underwater. The sculpture was only visible during low tide, exposing the work in a new light.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
UCCA
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
Shows Featuring Not Vital
Articles Featuring Not Vital
6 Artist Homes That Are Dreamy Hideaways
Nov 4th, 2016
6 Artist Homes That Are Dreamy Hideaways
In the Depth of Summer, Not Vital Fills a Gallery with 700 Snowballs
Aug 12th, 2015
In the Depth of Summer, Not Vital Fills a Gallery with 700 Snowballs
Edward Cutler’s “Schneeweiss” at Marc de Puechredon
Nov 20th, 2013
Edward Cutler’s “Schneeweiss” at Marc de Puechredon
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