Dear Shaded Viewers,
Mathias Kiss opened his exhibition 'Ornementation Brutaliste' @ NextLevel Galerie in Paris. He makes fun of and pays tribute to the aesthetic of Louis XIV. Mouldings that would normally frame a window, a painting or a mirror are either suspended from the ceiling, standing tall next to each other as if they were a city scape or hung on the wall like a frame which is not really a frame.
In the second room you will find 24 small golden plaques in various tones of yellow gold. One floor to ceiling golden mirror with frame is like a pure meditation. It was impossible not to linger in front of it. The work is a mix of distant past with a gaze into the future.
The work on display represents 5 years of developing prototypes while working on private commissions.
'Ornementation Brutaliste' @ NextLevel Galerie until July 18th.
8 rue Charlot