ALAIN KIRILI21 March - 18 May 2013
At Piece Unique Variations 26 rue Mazarine, a room houses the 1972 cutted zinc sculpture, which is also the first work the Artist considers ‘post-minimalist’, abstract, slightly hammered – a game of squares and lines forged on the ground.
Recent sculptures of the series « Aria » 2011-2012 in black rubber and galvanized wire are displayed throughout the gallery.
A series of his drawings « Fulgurances » and « Hommage a Otha Turner » in charcoal and oil pastel on paper testifies the richness of his work as a drawer.
Alain Kirili is strongly attached to the notion of « outdatedness » evoked by Nietzsche, which he expresses through basic materials, a memory of a craft know-how that comes to life in his creation. His desire of a tactile and embodied abstraction is celebrated in this exhibition. Rhythms, impulses, creations in the gesture with all his body.