Shanghai

Realm

23 Mar - 15 Jun 2019

Vhils' solo show at Danysz gallery in Shanghai
Vhils' solo show at Danysz gallery in Shanghai
Residue #36, 2017
Vhils
Residue #36, 2017
Carved Plaster Wall with metal structure
120 x 40 x 200 cm
Residue #60, 2016
Vhils
Residue #60, 2016
Carved Plaster Wall with metal structure
120 x 40 x 200 cm
Residue #68, 2016
Vhils
Residue #68, 2016
Carved Plaster Wall with metal structure
120 x 40 x 200 cm
Yield series #5, 2019
Vhils
Yield series #5, 2019
Carved wooden antic door
192 x 80 cm
Yield series #4, 2019
Vhils
Yield series #4, 2019
Carved wooden antic door
186 x 80 cm
Comprise series #1, 2019
Vhils
Comprise series #1, 2019
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved
153 x 116 cm
Yield series #3, 2019
Vhils
Yield series #3, 2019
Carved wooden antic door
230 x 180 cm
Comprise series #2, 2019
Vhils
Comprise series #2, 2019
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved
150 x 115 cm
Yield series #2, 2019
Vhils
Yield series #2, 2019
Carved wooden antic door
222 x 152 cm
Yield series #1, 2019
Vhils
Yield series #1, 2019
Carved wooden antic door
233 x 150 cm

Fully focused on the works created during his stays in Beijing and Shanghai, the "Realm" show aims at being representative of the lives and the people of these cities.

The works seek to reflect something of the essence of these cities in the deepest way.

 

Despite the repetition and uniformity of the material used (basic plaster boards that can be found on construction sites all around the world), Vhils manages to give each of his bas-relief carved portraits "either contemplative, or mysterious", a life and strength of their own.

 

By bringing them together in the same space, he suggests that each feeds on the other and their environment to eventually compose a community together.