Art Paris Art Fair 2015 — Galerie Maria Lund
Art Paris Art Fair 2015
Galerie Maria Lund
Past: March 26 → 29, 2015
It’s the monumental installation The person that you see physically is just the tip of the iceberg that gives its name to South-African artist Lyndi Sales’ solo exhibition. The title is a quote from cellist Yo-Yo Ma; it shows the artist’s interest for the invisible, the systems and forces that are at the origins of our world.
The perception of what is around us, Man’s fascination for what’s beyond him, his scientific or spiritual research — to understand reality… These questions feed Lyndi Sales’ work, that mixes mediums and techniques — cutting, painting, drawing, sewing, collaging — to create a multifaceted, rich, vibrant and delicate body of work. In each of her pieces, scientific images, microscope views, esoteric theory models or references to different spiritualties superimpose themselves. This results in powerful, subtle and polisemic works of art.
The person that you see… is thus inspired by neo-theosophies that take into consideration the existence of different bodies (astral, mental et cetera) — our physical and visible body being a miniscule part of what we are.
The indigo coloring the work furthers this questioning about the visible and the invisible: Numerous scientific experiences have shown that this color is indiscernible from blue or violet for the majority of humanity. As a symbol of a dimension we cannot fathom, indigo is associated to the third eye in the new age philosophy. But this work also reflects an ecologic dimension: satellite images of the poles as well as films of collapsing icebergs, unveiling transversal and unexpected cross-sections.
This ensemble specifically created for Art Paris Art Fair is made of works that each represents an element. The person that you see… embodies the water (element), but the fire, air and earth are also present. The colors used are highly symbolic: one finds indigo blue for The person that you see…, vegetal green for Hierarchy, red made of the artist’s own blood for Sever as well as a chromatic explosion for Ammonium perchlorate crystal.
Lyndi Sales’ proposition constitutes a personal encyclopedia of Man established systems to understand the world.
Born in Johannesburg in 1973, Lyndi Sales has been largely exhibited for over ten years (United States, Europe and South Africa, — the Galerie Maria Lund has hosted three solo exhibitions of the artist (In transit — 2009, Passive surveillance — 2012; Lumière préternaturelle — 2014). Her works are part of a large number of prestigious collections: The National Gallery of Art, Washington; New York Public Library; Library of Congress, Washington DC; McGill University, Montréal; Arthur and Matta Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University; Jack Ginsberg artist book collection, South Africa; Ernst & Young, ABSA, Telkom (South Africa) and Red Bull (Austria).
In France, Lyndi Sales is represented in the collections of the FRAC Haute-Normandie and the collection of the Société Générale. In 2011, she was selected to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale, South Africa Pavilion.
Lyndi Sales has also created a considerable number of monumental commissions for private and public clients (one can quote among her latest works Mandela stone installation for Norton Rose in Johannesburg in 2012, and Satellite telescope for Cape Town University in 2013).
During the summer 2014, her installation Audience was presented at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris within their program L’Entrée sur l’art contemporain (The Entrance on contemporary art) — a collaboration with Slick Art Fair.
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Art Paris Art Fair 2015
March 26 → 29, 2015
Art Paris Art Fair brings together 140 galleries from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais. The fair presents a wide panorama of modern and contemporary art. With a strong international focus, the fair has positioned itself as a pioneer in the exploration of regions of the world whose artistic creation is seldom, if ever, shown in France.
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From Thursday 20 to Sunday 23, from noon to 8PM. Friday, October 21 to 9PM.
Full rate €35.00 — Concessions €20.00
Moins de 12 ans, gratuit