Neutra on horseback
Neutra on horseback
Neutra on horseback
Neutra on horseback
Neutra on horseback
Neutra on horseback
Neutra on horseback

This work is part of a series of four pieces with different bases and colors. "This work is inspired by an anecdote from Richard Neutra. He had the habit of mounting his horse in the nude to go swimming in the lake nearby. This image of such a venerable architect naked and at one with nature really resonated with me. After hearing his story, I decided to pose nude. I then carved a horse and its rider out of Styrofoam. The surface of the work is sculpted with carved stripes reminiscent of wooden sculptures."Xavier Veilhan

Cette oeuvre fait partie d'une série de quatre pièces avec des socles et des couleurs différentes. "Cette oeuvre est inspirée d'une anecdote racontée par Richard Neutra lui-même. L'architecte avait l'habitude de monter à cheval en tenue d'Eve pour se rendre au lac afin de s'y baigner. Cette image d'un architecte de renom totalement dénudé sur un cheval en harmonie avec la nature a résonné en moi. Après avoir entendu ce récit, j'ai décidé de poser dans mon plus simple appareil. J'ai ensuite sculpté un cheval et son cavalier dans du styromousse. La surface de la pièce constituées de bandes rappelle la sculpture en bois" Xavier Veilhan
This work is part of a series of four pieces with different bases and colors. "This work is inspired by an anecdote from Richard Neutra. He had the habit of mounting his horse in the nude to go swimming in the lake nearby. This image of such a venerable architect naked and at one with nature really resonated with me. After hearing his story, I decided to pose nude. I then carved a horse and its rider out of Styrofoam. The surface of the work is sculpted with carved stripes reminiscent of wooden sculptures."Xavier Veilhan

Cette oeuvre fait partie d'une série de quatre pièces avec des socles et des couleurs différentes. "Cette oeuvre est inspirée d'une anecdote racontée par Richard Neutra lui-même. L'architecte avait l'habitude de monter à cheval en tenue d'Eve pour se rendre au lac afin de s'y baigner. Cette image d'un architecte de renom totalement dénudé sur un cheval en harmonie avec la nature a résonné en moi. Après avoir entendu ce récit, j'ai décidé de poser dans mon plus simple appareil. J'ai ensuite sculpté un cheval et son cavalier dans du styromousse. La surface de la pièce constituées de bandes rappelle la sculpture en bois" 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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2015
Xavier Veilhan CEDAR, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
2015
Horizonte Verde, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo