Sculpture Saturday #47

Another civic sculpture, not too far from the last one, this time in Saint-Paul de Vence.

The steel structure outside this gallery is by Israeli-born artist, technician, photographer, designer and video artist Arik Levy (1963 -) and is called Facetformation 180 Corten (2016) and forms part of a series of similar works in different media. According to Levy:

Creation is an uncontrolled muscle

His work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels:

The world is about people, not objects.

Levy moved from Israel to Europe after his first participation in a group sculpture exhibition in Tel–Aviv in 1988, and 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. Clearly, a man of many talents!

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans.

Share a photo of a statue or sculpture – go on, give it a go, you know you want to!

10 Comments on “Sculpture Saturday #47

  1. “Creation is an uncontrolled muscle.” Great line. I visited Saint-Paul de Vence a long time ago and it was a lovely undiscovered place at that time.

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  2. Interesting how Levi was able to go to so many places and incorporate the aesthetics of these places into his art. Thanks for participating.

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