Renew Sculptures

Mariko Mori, 2013-2014
Renew I HEIGHT: 189,2 CM, LENGHT: 118,2 CM, WIDTH: 85,4 CM
RENEW II HEIGHT: 58,5 CM, LENGHT: 193,3 CM, WIDTH: 117,7 CM
RENEW III HEIGHT: 200 CM, LENGHT: 158,9 CM, WIDTH: 166,2 CM
RENEW IV HEIGHT: 200 CM, LENGHT: 138,2 CM

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Renew I and Renew II as exhibited at Espace Louis Vuitton
©Louis Vuitton / Jérémie Souteyrat, Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

Renew is a new series of resin sculptures produced for japanese artist Mariko Mori. The sculpture series follows the Möbius form and reflects the common faith of existence, from the primal particles to the multiverse, the never-ending circulation of the life and death. As every existence renews its life, there is no beginning or end.

Renew I is about 1 mt of height and is based on an iron support while Renew II is a strip of 1,93 mt width thought to be hanging from the ceiling. They have been exhibited at the cultural centre Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, together with the works Infinite Energy and Butterfly, both produced at Factum Arte warehouse.

Renew I exhibited at Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo
©Louis Vuitton / Jérémie Souteyrat Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

Their models have been 3D printed by the belgian company Materialise. With the model as a reference the pieces of the work have been created and assembled in Factum Arte and then taken to a spray oven where they were painted with a special holographic paint made by Lechler in Como, Italy.

View the image gallery of Mariko Mori's solo exhibition at Espace Louis Vuitton here.

Preparation of the mould

Renew II hanging in Factum Arte warehouse after the assembly

The sculpture being painted with holographic paint made by Lechler

 

 

Renew II during the installation at Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo

Renew II exhibited at Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo
©Louis Vuitton / Jérémie Souteyrat Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

The third edition of Renew has been commissioned by the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York and has been firstly presented at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 on May 2014. The sculpture is made of fiberglass and its sizes are 200 x 158.9 x 166.2 cm

Renew III after having been painted and ready to be shipped to Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

The forth edition of Renew has been firstly exhibited at Mariko Mori's solo exhibition at Galerie Fosblom in Helsinki. Renew VI is made of fiberglass and its sizes are 200 x 138.2 cm

Renew IV after the painting at Factum Arte's workshop

 

The work ready to be shipped to Helsinki to Galerie Forsblom

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