Volery Gallery, Dubai is hosting a solo exhibition by French urban artist Thomas Canto this 14th of October 2022. The personal exhibition Etherealities by Thomas Canto led the artist to settle in the region to develop and design the artworks presented at the heart of the subject they evoke: The city, in this case, Dubai, its perspectives, its reflections, and its incessant development.
Agreeing with the fact that the issues raised by the work of Thomas Canto would have a particular echo in the region. The two protagonists designed the Etherealities set based on a common reflection: The recurring themes in Thomas Canto’s work resonate directly with the city of Dubai and its inﬁnite expansion. These uninterrupted constructions that stretch towards the sky, made of metal, glass and cables; materials found in the artist’s works; echo the architectural fragments represented by his works.
The paintings presented for Etherealities are inspired by existing places that the artist has experienced. The choice to name them in a similar way induces the idea of the globalization of contemporary architecture throughout the world. Their minimal tones evoke an almost binary and inhuman rhythm. They question the development of impersonal architectural ensembles, beyond individual considerations.
Scroll down below to have a sneak peak on Etherealities exhibition.