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4.03.2010

Banks Violette at the Gladstone gallery

Good morning contemporary art lovers!
Even if the exhibition is almost ended, I wanted to write about Banks Violette's work!
Based in New York, he has taken as starting points death metal, ritual murder and teenage suicide and his work is often related to the New Gothic Art movement. From graphite drawings to sculptural installations, he plumbs the simultaneous degradation and accretion of meaning.

Most of the time he uses, as you can see on this picture, glossy black and ghostly white materials. He gives to his installations a dramatical, theatrical aspect: black wall seems to melt against the reflection of the light made by this impressive chandelier composed of multiple fluorescent tubes which make us thinking about Dan Flavin.

Wake up it's time to go, galleries just opened!

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