Arik Levy’s works for MAP include the Welcome Desk in the reception area, along with the installation Rock Formation Tower 420. As part of Levy’s Rock Sculptures series, the formation interacts with its surroundings, reflecting on the redefinition of gravity. Exuding statements of balance and serenity, physical or mental, emotional or social balance, rock formations are not defined in the shape of each element but in the formation they construct together. When looking at formations from different angles, one can imagine that a human figure has just left and that the faceted mineral appearance of the sculpture is the generalised result of a bodily gesture.
Arik Levy is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer, whose work is represented by galleries and museums worldwide and is known predominantly for his sculpture. Originally from Israel, Levy gained a distinction in Industrial Design at the Art Center Europe, Switzerland in 1991. After a time in Japan where he consolidated his ideas producing products and pieces for exhibitions, Levy returned to Europe where he contributed his artistry to set design for contemporary dance and opera. Respected for his furniture and light designs on all continents, Levy also creates hi–tech clothing lines and accessories for firms in the Far East. Now based in Paris, Arik Levy is Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres de la République française.
Arik Levy, Rock Formation Tower and Welcome Desk, 2022