Strata #4 / 2015



Davide Quayola

/UK/ Davide Quayola is a London­based visual artist. The themes of his work explore irregular collisions, suspense, and balance between such antitheses as the old and the new, the figurative and the abstract, the natural and the artificial. He focuses on photography, geometry, digital sculpture, audiovisual installations, and performance art. His work has been exhibited at the most renowned global institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Venetian Bienalle, MNAC in Barcelona or the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.  

Strata #4 is an audiovisual installation inspired by a series of iconic paintings from the collection of the Palais de Beaux Arts in the town of Lille in the North of France, primarily the altars of Peter Paul Rubens and Antoon van Dyck. This precise artistic process is based on depth analysis of the proportions, composition, and colour scheme of the individual paintings, through which Quayola defines universally applicable principles of beauty and perfection into a work for a new age.