Description

Xavier Veilhan (1963) is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. Veilhan creates exhibitions in the form of wanderings and site specific interventions, in cities, parks or living environments: “Veilhan Versailles”, Château de Versailles, 2009; “Veilhan at Hatfield: Promenade”, 2012; “Architectones”, Los Angeles, 2012-2013, at the Neutra VDL House and at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence; Future “Architectones” include the roof of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse Unité d’habitation (1952), inauguration of MAMO audi talents awards (by Ora-ïto), Marseille, from 8 June to 30 September 2013; Ste-Bernadette du Banlay Church (1966) by Claude Parent and Paul Virilio in Nevers, France; The Barcelona Pavillon by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1929) and Konstantin Melnikov’s House (1929) in Moscow. Veilhan is a multidisciplinary artist. He is possessed of a highly personal artistic universe inhabited by a heterodox range of characters, objects and animals. Through complex devices, the playful component emerges as a fundamental element in evoking a reality peopled with symbols, metaphors and other semantic ambiguities. Veilhan turns his gaze on the past to deconstruct classical genres and iconographies: a reinvention of the equestrian portrait, the setting up of a distinctive bestiary based on traditional canons or the transformation of the imaginary of the vanitas into objects akin to a pop aesthetic… in an approach that seeks communion with the viewer in an overall experience.

Location

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Alice, 2013
Lot Number 95
Polyurethane resin, polyurethane paint
40 x 18 x 8.5 cm (15.75 x 7.09 x 3.35 in)
6 of 8
Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Perrotin

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Xavier Veilhan
Alice
  • Dimensions
    40 x 18 x 8.5 cm (15.75 x 7.09 x 3.35 in)