PANORAMA
A MINI SOLO EXHIBITION BY ALEXANDRE FARTO aka VHILS
ARSHAM/FIEG GALLERY, NEW YORK

Opening reception with the artist: 13 February, 8pm EST
Exhibition dates: 13 February – 11 March 2019

Since presenting the first series of Dioramas in 2012, Vhils has made use of materials such as polystyrene foam, cork sheeting, and cement as sculptural mediums in order to create medium- and large-scale three-dimensional panorama artworks.

Scaled down in order to better adapt to the unique intimate ambience of the Arsham/Fieg Gallery, each of the three Mini Dioramas presented here has been created with recourse to 3D nylon printing technology (Selective Laser Sintering technique), which has allowed the artist to render them in a considerably smaller scale, while retaining their intricacy and impact.

Brought to life by means of a delicate balance in contrast, each piece of the Diorama body of works can be read either as the representation of a human face, when viewed from a distance, or that of a detailed urban landscape, when seen from up-close. Both the portraits and the cityscapes can depict either real people and real cities, or composites based on the reinterpretation of portraits and cartographical layouts.

In conceptual terms, the series explores the process of reciprocal shaping that exists between the city and its inhabitants, by which both contribute towards the formation of each other’s identity and character, establishing over time a fundamental affinity.

ARSHAM/FIEG GALLERY
(INSIDE KITH)
337 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012

Photo: Alexander Silva

Photo: Alexander Silva