Not long ago we talked about Doug Aitken on the occasion of the installation Don’t Forget to Breathe realized in California with the collaboration of RYOT. Today we return to talk about him because the artist, always following the style of the previous work is on display at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London with Return to the Real.
Within the exhibition, open until December 20, 2019, the public will interface with two installations, All Doors Open and Inside Out, with which Doug Aitken tries to explore the relationships between men, but also between man and the world around him, in perpetual change.
In the first one, a human figure in opaque resin returns, illuminated with blue LED lights – as we had already seen in Don’t Forget to Breathe – piled up on a table. The only elements that surround her are everyday objects, such as the inevitable smartphone, a bowl full of fruit or a shopping bag.
The second installation consists of a female figure made of Zebrino marble that comes to life thanks to a series of mirrors, pink and blue lights. In both works, the sound aspect plays a fundamental role and manages to give life to the sculptures.
Return to the Real by Doug Aitken is a portrait of contemporaneity, of a world in which the boundary between virtual and real is increasingly subtle and imperceptible.