Arik Levy - Mineral Skin black

MineralSkin investigates the possible relationship between emotion and science, intimacy and genetics and the reordering of natural processes, as well as social stigmas.

 

As part of a larger project, MineralSkin investigates the possible relationship between emotion and science, intimacy and genetics and the reordering of natural processes, as well as social stigmas.
 
MineralSkin is a sculptural statement of the junctions between worlds, the connection between mineral and human : dissected carefully and, just like in biological studies, set into a showcase where the space within gets to be a period in our evolution.  
 
Hand-folded by Origami specialists, MineralSkin is studied to appear as the skin of a mineral structure and the structure of a biological skin. The oak wood hand-made case made is conceived to be hanged in multiple positions, so as to express different impressions. The back part of the MineralSkin is painted, and good care is taken that this cannot be seen from the front.
 
The light that represents life, penetrates into the box to rebound endlessly on the background panel….this reflects the color and creates a magical halo of colored light on the background that makes the piece seem to be floating in the air.
 
MineralSkin is a collection of different pieces in several forms, cuts, colors and expressions and comes in two sizes. They can be put together as representation  and testimony of one’s own skin.

Reference Mineral Skin noir
Size 42 x 30 cm
Edition 8 copies
Justification Numbered and signed by Arik Levy + 4 Artist Prints
Technique Black paper on black background paper Folding and Origami: Aurèle Duda Origami Studio Presentation boxes: Pascal Arlot Studio, Wooden Sculptor, "meilleur ouvrier de France" in 2000
Publication date 2013

Levy (Arik)


Creation is an uncontrolled muscle according to Arik Levy (born 1963). Artist, technician, photographer, designer, filmmaker, Levy's skills are multi-disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces -, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels "The world is about people, not objects." Hailing originally from Israel and moving to Europe after his first participation in a group sculpture exhibition in Tel-Aviv in 1988, Levy currently works in his studio in Paris. His formation was unconventional where surfing, as well as his art and graphic design studio, took up much of his time back home. Following studies at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland he gained a distinction in Industrial Design in 1991. After a stint in Japan where he consolidated his ideas producing products and pieces for exhibitions, Levy returned to Europe where he contributed his artistry to another field – contemporary dance and opera by way of set design. The creation of his firm then meant a foray back to his first love, art and industrial design, as well as other branches of his talents. Respected for his furniture and light designs on all continents, Levy also creates hi-tech clothing lines and accessories for firms in the Far East. Considering himself now more of a "feeling" artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, his work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi use. "Life is a system of signs and symbols," he says, "where nothing is quite as it seems."

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