The distinctive work of Xavier Veilhan is a beautiful showcase of the art of exhibition. Veilhan, the acclaimed French artist, works across multiple media including architecture, digital photography, video and performance art. His futuristic-looking sculptures, which he makes using computer-aided technology, are purposely stripped of details. His Stabiles collection for instance, a series of stainless-steel geometric shapes, is reminiscent of Mondrian’s minimalist style. However, even his figurative work seems to engage with the representation of the object more than with its fine details.
Another prominent layer to Veilhan’s work is the relationship between the object and the space in which it is set. Whether literally putting his object on a pedestal, elevating it or hanging it from the ceiling, he is creating an experience that is dependent on the viewer’s position as much as it is on the object itself.