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Xavier Veilhan

Figure (Tony), 2015

Carbon, cumarú wood
79 1/2 × 8 7/10 × 7 1/2 in
202 × 22 × 19 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
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Galeria Nara Roesler
São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, +1 more
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sculpture comes with a wooden artist's plinth which measures 140 x 22 x 19 cm

sculpture comes with a wooden artist's plinth which measures 140 x 22 x 19 cm

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photo Everton Ballardin © courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler
Xavier Veilhan
French, b. 1963
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Xavier Veilhan’s sculptural interventions are bold and transfixing, while complementing existing architecture and altering how viewers look at their surroundings. His “Architectones” series pays tribute to Kasimir Malevich's “Architectons,” three-dimensional models that blend architecture with philosophy. In “Architectones,” Veilhan installed sculptures in celebrated, modernist homes; each work was unique to the setting and placed in dialogue with the building’s architecture. A sixty-foot bust of Le Corbusier was set atop the architect’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, for example. Through faceted, distorted shapes, Veilhan’s structures capture energy by revealing the movement surrounding them. In 2009, Veilhan’s work was displayed in the Palace of Versailles and its surrounding gardens, juxtaposing traditional architecture against minimalist, futurist-inspired sculpture, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the former.

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sculpture comes with a wooden artist's plinth which measures 140 x 22 x 19 cm

sculpture comes with a wooden artist's plinth which measures 140 x 22 x 19 cm

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photo Everton Ballardin © courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler
Xavier Veilhan
French, b. 1963
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Xavier Veilhan’s sculptural interventions are bold and transfixing, while complementing existing architecture and altering how viewers look at their surroundings. His “Architectones” series pays tribute to Kasimir Malevich's “Architectons,” three-dimensional models that blend architecture with philosophy. In “Architectones,” Veilhan installed sculptures in celebrated, modernist homes; each work was unique to the setting and placed in dialogue with the building’s architecture. A sixty-foot bust of Le Corbusier was set atop the architect’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, for example. Through faceted, distorted shapes, Veilhan’s structures capture energy by revealing the movement surrounding them. In 2009, Veilhan’s work was displayed in the Palace of Versailles and its surrounding gardens, juxtaposing traditional architecture against minimalist, futurist-inspired sculpture, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the former.

Xavier Veilhan

Figure (Tony), 2015

Carbon, cumarú wood
79 1/2 × 8 7/10 × 7 1/2 in
202 × 22 × 19 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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