Beyond

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BEYOND IS THE WINNING INSTALLATION PROJECT OF THE ‘ELLE DECOR – A MATTER OF STONE’ CONTEST HELD AT MARMOMAC IN 2023. CONCEPT AND ART DIRECTION BY DRAW STUDIO, PHOTOS BY DIGITALMOVIE.

Beyond projects visitors far away from the exhibition context. In a metaphysical place with blurred boundaries, suspended in time and space. A portal, a breach in the wall, the boundary between the space of the exhibition and the space of imagination. A table – the symbol of encounters and exchanges – emerges from dim light as the absolute protagonist. Its rigorous shape is disrupted by raw and blurry outlines. Its symmetrical volumes are replicated in a game of reflections, which bends prospective and abstracts the environment surrounding it. Matter, beyond any other substance. Eternal, yet mutable.

 

The pieces embody an enigmatic fusion between primitive shapes and contemporary language. An immense top and a solid base, like a cliff aground in the sand. A lamp, halfway between a suspended rock blade and a sophisticated technological device. And then two chairs, massive as medieval thrones, yet stripped to the bone, in minimalist code. Just like in De Chirico’s paintings, few elements resting on the top create a well-calculated scene. Fragments of life, taken out of context and painstakingly rearranged, emerge solitary in all their iconic strength.

BEYOND CHAIR – IN BRECHE DE AUBISQUE MARBLE

BEYOND LAMP – IN BRECHE DE AUBISQUE MARBLE

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BEYOND INSTALLATION – ELLE DECOR, A MATTER OF STONE

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