For the artist Xavier Veilhan first solo exhibition with Perrotin, he presents “Chemin Vert” at the gallery’s Tokyo location. With a versatile artistic practice that spans painting, sculpture, performance, installation, video, and photography, the Paris-based artist is honoring the innovations and innovators that have shaped modern society. “Chemin Vert”—meaning “green path,” derived from from a street near his studio—presents a visual forest of the artist’s expressions, welcoming the viewer to encounter and question their perceptive tendencies and discover new observations. Here, his oeuvre is seen in two pillars—statues, and two important series (Mobile and Rays installations) from his interest in abstraction. Additionally, the presentation introduces Veilhan’s recent foray into marquetry
and new drawings made during isolating amid COVID-19.
“For me, the very idea of an exhibition is to create a place that in itself
isn’t one: a non-place,” said Veilhan. Incidentally, the neutral and interchangeable white cube of the art gallery lends itself easily to this thought. That being said, the particular non-place here is fully well situated in the city of Tokyo, to my great interest and pleasure.”