Xavier Veilhan, ‘Mobile n°6’, 2013-2016, Perrotin

"My interest in Mobiles comes from the fact that they interact with external elements such as air flow or the movement of people: although they are predetermined, their forms are always changing. In addition, they fill the spaces with a transparent presence and act hereby as a metaphor of art in general, materializing the intervention of artistic gesture in the field of reality." Xavier Veilhan

About Xavier Veilhan

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.

French, b. 1963, Lyon, France, based in Paris, France