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Vivek Vilasini (Indian, b.1964)
LOT ID: 78677
Night Sea Voyage 2 (Statue of Liberty), 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print), digitally manipulated c-print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Fine Art Paper.
40.16 х 55.12 in. (102.01 x 140 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, by the artist
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition AP 1 of 1
Lot description
Brilliant, intense, and unique, "Night Sea Voyage 2 " (2007) is a rare and exciting digitally manipulated c-print color photograph by Indian Contemporary artist Vivek Vilasini (India b. 1964) which belongs to his seminal "Night Sea Voyage" Series of images. This work is edition AP 1/1, measures 40.16 x 55.12 inches (102 x 140 cm) unframed and is in excellent condition.
Each image from this Series evokes both a sense of calm through lighting and atmosphere, as well as a sense of anxiety and tension through the apocalyptic mixture of playful, patriotic and deadly objects as if all for sale at a tag sale/flea market. Vivek's surreal inclusion here of a replica of The Statue of Liberty, a sculpture of Buddha, a white stone horse statue, all occupying the same space as a massive missile launcher, plays on themes of life versus death, light-hearted versus subversive, war versus peace, East versus West.

Using an array of mediums Vivek is most famous for his digitally manipulated color photography, as well as his paintings, and video, and works with 'arte povera' materials such wood, steel, dust, his works address controversial narratives, embellished with a hint of dark irony and humor. The work of Vivek is immediately recognizable and is comprised in a language that is all his own. The artist has been exhibited in the top Museums and Galleries world-wide, internationally, with recent shows held at Indigo Blue Art (Singapore), The Guild (New York, NY), Aicon Gallery (London, UK), and The Sharjah Art Museum (Sharjah, UAE), among others.
Night Sea Voyage 2 (statues) by Vivek Vilasini
  • Night Sea Voyage 2 (statues) by Vivek Vilasini
  • Night Sea Voyage 2 (statues) by Vivek Vilasini
  • Night Sea Voyage 2 (statues) by Vivek Vilasini
  • Night Sea Voyage 2 (statues) by Vivek Vilasini
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