London-based artist, VitaliV (a.k.a. Vitali Vinogradov) has created a new body of sculpture addressing his fascination with the microchip, which will be exhibited in London on 8th October at Maverik Showroom in the East End. The exhibition will be displayed over two floors, and includes up to 100 larger-than-life butterflies, made from acrylic-resin-fibre composite in display frames. The artist’s desire to find a home for the butterfly in the digital world makes them appear like a newly-classified species which have been re-coded.
In addition to the small sculptures of butterflies, the exhibition will present four large panels in which the artist has delved further into his inspiration by using patterns discovered from within the inside of a microchip, each 3d in effect. With ever-increasing advances in the digital world, the art works are intricately made with familiar patterns and act as a powerful reminder of the role which technology can play in the world today.
VitaliV has devoted the last three years working towards his first major show in London, which is appropriately being held in the East End where in 1992 he founded and owned BANK, a massive studio for artists.