March 3-15, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6-8 pm
From Stone to Pixels
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
New York, NY- Space 776 is pleased to present an exhibition of physical and virtual sculptures by the French-Swiss artist Alexia Weill who lives and works near Vevey, Switzerland.
From Stone to Pixels presents four carved-stone sculptures from the series “Circular Impressions” created with marble, granite, and limestone to tell us a story of memories in time. The series is inspired by nature and Weill own personal memories.
Weill sculptures are very organic, using stone, metal, bronze, or wood to outline her message.
Along with the sculptures, ten of Weill’s digital artworks from the "Immersive Galaxy" collection are presented in both the virtual world in the form of NFT and physically as prints. Weightlessness is a concept that is essential in these new creations.
Suspended in space, some shapes are in contact, others enter into an atmospheric dance to create shapes that would not be possible in the real world. The final texture of those shapes is the same as the materials that Weill has already mastered in the real world such as marble, resin, wood, and bronze, to find another dimension in virtual reality.
The circle often found in her sculptures symbolizes unity and the life cycle with a universal dimension. It has no beginning or end, making it a universal symbol of eternity, perfection, and infinity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alexia Weill holds a BA in Film Making. She also studied sculpture and drawings at the world renowned Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. After a few years in the movie industry, she moves to Switzerland in 2005 to open her sculpture studio on the Swiss Riviera. Her urban artworks can be found in many cities, including Saint-Légier, Villeneuve, Aigle, and Morges. Her “Wave” stone sculpture has long been in view on Lake Geneva. Since 2020, Weill has been exploring the digital world by creating sculptures immersed in Virtual Reality. In 2022, the Jenish Museum in Vevey, granted Weill a residency to explore immersive virtual drawings, in connection with the Museum's permanent collection. Weill sculptures have been shown in New York, Miami, Dubai, and in many countries in Europe.