Xavier Veilhan and the Human Geometry

July 10, 2013

Xavier Veilhan uses three-dimensional scanning technology to represent the form and volume of human beings. The pieces are intentionally called "statues," a term that has fallen out of use within contemporary art production insofar as the monumentalisation of human beings in the form of statues has become almost obsolete. The statues are renderings of people in the artist's proximity, done with varying degrees of finish in materials such as ebony, silver, polyeurethane and polystyrene. Well aware of the ambiguity of the exhibition as form, Veilhan has integrated its discourse into his artistic practice.