A Dive into Orange

A Dive into Orange
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Channel Orange is an immersion in synaesthesia, a phenomenon in which a sensorial stimulation is perceived as two distinct yet cohabitant senses. For Xavier Veilhan, orange is, therefore, a colour, a sound, a fragrance that the artist perceived the first time he fell in love. The French sculptor presents, for the first time in China, at the Perrotin Gallery, his monographic exhibition Channel Orange, hosting his new creations, variations on human and animal statues, mobile sculptures and the installations that made him famous. For creating his statues, Veilhan relies on a 3D printer, thanks to which, scanners, through a series of calculations, generate a whirlwind of points that produce an identical digital copy, of a person for example. This process allows the artist to create similar - never quite identical - and recognisable statues. The result is a virtual landscape of sculptures, with varying perspectives and dimensions. The colour is the connecting-line that unites these works, moving through Manfredi, Mobile and the Double-Neck Guitar. A choice that is not merely aesthetic but atmospheric, musical, a solid track of history.
Chiara Vedovetto - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai