Tagged with graffiti and pockmarked with decay, the ramshackle constructions by Simon Laveuve envision a disquieting protected haven in a post-apocalyptic world. The Paris-based artist (beforehand) creates miniature shelters on wood help beams or atop grassy hills that soar excessive into the air, showing to supply refuge from under. Constructed as assemblages of worn supplies, classic indicators with peeling paint, and a stockpile of on a regular basis objects, the mixed-media sculptures think about a panorama the place solely the remnants of life stay. Laveuve writes about his 2021 work “The Island”:
There’s the world of yesterday, however at this time destroyed it to construct the world of tomorrow… That is the place tomorrow lives, on Resurrection Island. Within the coronary heart of the abyss, we discover refuges hoisted, just like the banner of hope. Perched ever greater, with the key ambition to achieve the dreamy sky, the wandering clouds, and uncover freedom.
A couple of of Laveuve’s vertical environments are included within the upcoming Small Is Lovely exhibition in London—in case you’re capable of go to, you’ll additionally see artists beforehand featured on Colossal like Vincent Bal and Juho Könkkölä—and he additionally has a present slated for September in France. Till then, comply with Laveuve’s apply on Instagram.
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