RAPHAEL HEFTI │ Nottingham Contemporary → 4 January 2015

Rafêl Hefti hz a novl aproč t xperimentešn wɖ mtirı̣lz. H z fasinetd wɖ prôsesz n ofn invnts hiz ôn. Hiz wrcs blr bândriz btwn načṛl n industrı̣l, abstract n repṛzentešnl. H frīqntli c̣laḅrets wɖ tecnišnz, sayntists, n īvn dogz, t rvil unxpctd byti in ōḍnri mtirı̣lz.

Fr hiz sôlo xibišn at Notñm Cntmprri h vizitd inḍstriz in ɖ Īst Midḷndz. Hiz vizit t ɖ Rolz Rýs factri in Dābi fôc̣st on ɖ comṗzišn n trītmnt v metlz in dfṛnt stêts. Ny wrcs md fr hiz xibišn hir rflct ɖs cmñ tgɖr v hîtec n hevi metl. Az in hiz uɖr wrc, Hefti rfŕz t prôsesz ɖt uɖrwz rmen inviẓbl, bt ẇč fwm ɖ crūšl substrucčr v cntmprri culčr.

Fr ɖ hyj fôtôgramz šôn in ɖs xibišn, Hefti dusts standd fôtôpêpr wɖ wičpâdr or Lîcopodı̣m – moșporz ɖt lît p ẇn ɖe r set on fîr, drctli xpozñ ɖ fôtôsenṣtv pêpr. Ɖ rzults r cmpelñli bytifl xpložnz v culr ɖt lc lîc imijz v ɖ cozmos – ɖ fabric v âr wrld.

Hefti’z iridesnt glaspein sculpčrz, č ynīc, r md fṛm spešl antiriflctv glas, comnli yzd t pṛtct ātwrcs n intndd t b inviẓbl. Bî multiplayñ ɖ antiriflctv côtñ, Hefti rendrz ɖ inviẓbl viẓbl. Aftr a leñʈi rsrčfêz in ɖ wrcšop, h hz inṭvīnd in ɖ prôses v manyfacčr t criet ẇt z hiz product.

Rīsnt sôlo xibišnz includ CAPC Bwdo (2013), Camdn Ātșentr, Lundn (2012) n SWLTS, Bazl (2012). In 2012 h wun ɖ Swis Āṭwōd našnl prîz.”

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