Peter Regli is best known for “Reality Hacking,” an ongoing project comprised of site-specific interventions. In No. 240—a constellation of squat white marble sculptures—the classic Regli character of the melted snowman provides a distorted mirror image to the composed, benevolent Buddha figure. This surrealistic encounter, juxtaposing Eastern and Western iconography, originally appeared in Vietnam in 2007. Regli is represented by Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York, and has work in public collections throughout Europe and North America.
S-057: 11.5 x 11 x 8 inches
B-001: 16 x 8 x 6 inches
Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York
About Peter Regli
In the nineties, Swiss artist Peter Regli launched “Reality Hacking,” an extended project that today includes over 300 works that have been shown on four continents. Borrowing from land art, public installation, surrealism and sound art, Regli’s work is an ongoing, and often temporary intervention, injecting wit, whimsy, and wisdom into otherwise everyday spaces. The artist typically works with either marble or untreated stone to explore notions of spirituality and history, and to constantly create ruptures in our social environment. Regli’s irreverent interventions are often executed anonymously, aligning him with the faceless yet disruptive Web hackers of our time.
Swiss, b. 1959, Andermatt, Switzerland, based in New York, New York