Flavie Audi is best known for her glass sculptures that resemble fantastical gems from another cosmos. For her inaugural London solo-exhibition, the artist has also created photographic and film based works as a means of investigating further the meeting point of natural and artificial worlds, the real and virtual. Audi invites the viewer to question the confines of both worlds in her cosmological creations.Audi’s practice finds its point of departure within the manipulation of glass. Glass plays a crucial part, for the artist, in contemplating a utopian future world where humans create cosmic fragments and new types of landscape formations. Geology and Gemmology are in complete symbiosis in this future ecosphere.
Glass is a man-made element, a composite of various organic materials. Being both a conductor and reflector of light, it has always hovered at the border of absence and presence. Inspired by simple sensuality and a process-driven approach, Audi’s works are paradoxically both rigorously scientific and serendipitous. Whether it is the Clouds, Cloudscapes, Fluid Rocks or Bubbles of Space, the alchemical processes intrinsic to these works create undefined edges and fluctuating colors. Furthermore, using the physical properties of glass, Flavie highlights the duality between the real and virtual worlds. Through its omnipresence in nearly all contemporary forms of digital devices and interfaces, glass becomes a signifier of the tension between the realms.
Bubble of Space