Paris-based sculptor Xavier Veilhan creates steel and aluminum sculptures that evocatively mimic the look of digitally-rendered images in three-dimensional space. Veilhan’s geometrically abstracted renderings of people and animals coyly refer to the way that digital technologies have rewired the way we see the world. Though they look like they might have been produced by a 3D printer, with cubist diagonals in place of rounded curves, Veilhan’s sculptures are actually hand made. His work in photography, installation, and kinetic sculpture also showcase the artist’s fascination with abstracted ways of seeing and the physical boundaries of perception.
Veilhan has had solo exhibitions at, among others, Washington D.C.’s Philips Collection, Seoul’s Ilju Foundation, Lenox, Massachusetts’s The Mount, Lyon’s Palais des Congrès de la Communauté Urbaine, Strasbourg’s Musée d’Art Contemporain, and Paris’s Centre Pompidou. He lives and works in Paris.