Xavier Veilhan, ‘Le Rhinocéros’, 2019, Sculpture, Pure gold, brass board, base in plywood, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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Xavier Veilhan

Le Rhinocéros, 2019

Pure gold, brass board, base in plywood
2 4/5 × 2 × 4/5 in
7 × 5 × 2 cm
.
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Location
Stockholm, Paris
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, ‘Le Rhinocéros’, 2019, Sculpture, Pure gold, brass board, base in plywood, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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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

Le Rhinocéros, 2019

Pure gold, brass board, base in plywood
2 4/5 × 2 × 4/5 in
7 × 5 × 2 cm
.
Sold
Location
Stockholm, Paris
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