“I don't sculpt materials; rather I use materials to sculpt light

 


Through a highly skilled intervention on steel in which perfectly flat, seamless planes become suddenly distorted and disturbed, Xhixha is in fact creating a visual commentary on the interplay between steel and light, between the physical and the intangible; whilst simultaneously touching on powerful philosophical concepts.

 

Over the course of the artist’s career, Xhixha has developed an iconic style of sculpting through which he manipulates mirror-polished stainless steel into abstract sculptures of immense grandeur and beauty. His success in recent years at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the 2016 London Design Biennale and a personal exhibition at the Uffizi Galleries,  has secured his position amongst the top echelons of the art world, making his work some of the most instantly recognizable sculptures today. Through a highly skilled intervention on steel in which perfectly flat, seamless planes become suddenly distorted and disturbed, Xhixha is in fact creating a visual commentary on the interplay between steel and light, between the physical and the intangible; whilst simultaneously touching on powerful philosophical concepts.