Mind Breath, created by John Armleder in 2015, is a reflection on identity and multiplication. Made from a sheet of metallised gold polyester, mounted onto an aluminium supporting frame, this mirror from Armleder frames the spectator’s face in a geometric sun, turning them into a comic book character or a computerised version of themselves. Edition of 45.
John M. Armleder was born in Geneva in 1948 and has exhibited in the most important museums and collections in the world. He is one of the most undefinable artists on the contemporary art scene: first a performer, then a fine painter, Armleder created the Furniture Sculptures series, bringing together examples of design and paintings, as well as installations, murals, sculptures, object stockpiling and interventions brimming with elegance and irreverence. Defined precisely by an aesthetic that lacks definition, he is closely affiliated with the 1960s Fluxus movement that pushed the traditional boundaries of art to make contributions to every possible expressive media, always using humour and the direct involvement of the public. The same elements that John Armleder uses to turn established conventions on their head and offer the viewer an experience even before a meaning, thus avoiding classification and keeping his art in an impetuous and elusive stream of shared consciousness.