Dear Shaded Viewers,
Today I went to visit the Samuel Le Paire private gallery to see the current exhibition Suspended in Time and to interview the artist Jose Levy. The idea of Suspended in Time is to gather together artists that have captured that instant when everything seems ‘suspended in time’. The Greeks called this moment aion. “The aion plucked out of the sequential, seems like a piece of pure moment. This is what holds Velazquez’s paintbrush in the air and makes eternal his instant of informality in the midst of the royal family; it is also what paralyses, the moai of Marcel Jean – work dedicated to Yves Tanguy-in an infinite fraction of seconds. The photograph by Nan Goldin freezes the moment and captures, for the images exposure time.” Cesar’s car looks like an insect to me but is captured and suspended in time as the car overturns.
In 2009 Jose Levy did a dream project with manufacture Sevres which is one of the principal European porcelain manufacturers and has been in business since the 18th century . For Levy’s project he was supposed to create 18 pieces and in the end he did the double and all of them sold out immediately. It was a dream project working with the best artisans under the most ideal conditions. The intention of the collaboration was to celebrate the history of Sevres and pay tribute to French Arts Décoratifs. Click the video above and Jose will explain his work.