Speerstra Gallery - Switzerland - Xavier Magaldi - OXYDE
For his second personal exhibition at the Speerstra Gallery, Xavier Magaldi presents an innovative vision of his work. The OXYDE exhibition speaks to our creative instinct. The steel sculptures, arrayed in various sizes, stand erect like an army of spaceships ready to conquer the perfect equilibrium. Each sculpture is made of several modular pieces, giving birth to a personalized totem that will by itself crystallize the emblematic spirit of Xavier Magaldi together with the creativity of its buyer, which will therefore also render it even more unique. These very fine works of raw Corten or oxidized steel possess a very specific patina that provides further mystery and seduction. Throughout his work, Xavier Magaldi undoubtedly manages to tread into several new territories that have so far seldom been visited by artists outside of these domains and to synthesize them in a single corpus. To “freeze” the Graffiti by mathematizing it while simultaneously “deconstructing constructivism” is a gesture that can be hailed as a true “tour de force”, generating tangible, authentic “Objects of the Third Kind” that are as elegant as they are playful.
the Oxyde catalogue is available here