About the Artwork
This piece is part of Xavier Veilhan’s ongoing “Rays” Series. Designed for the Willis Plaza, this artwork frames and questions the views of the City opened up by recent construction activity. The artist has been working since 2011 on this on-going series of works formulated as a tribute to Jesús Rafael Soto and Fred Sandback. Dealing with the possibilities of representation and the question of display—two important issues in his practice—these works are immersive and optical environments that play with scale, light, shadows, and ephemeral architecture. They have been presented in numerous institutions and public spaces, including Le Corbusier’s “Cité Radieuse” in Marseille, Sheats Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles (USA), Hatfield House (UK), La Conservera in Murcia (Spain), and French architect Claude Parent’s Sainte-Bernadette-du-Banlay in Nevers (France).
Copyright the artist, courtesy of Galerie Perrotin Photo: © Nick Turpin
rubber, polyester, steel, stainless steel, concrete
1200 x 600 x 150 cm (plinth 150 x 75 cm)