Please Do Not Enter, a men’s retail store and exhibition space, presents the second solo-show in its Los Angeles gallery of internationally renowned Paris-based artist, designer and photographer Arik Levy. Famous for his recent sculptures and outdoor installations that granted him global recognition, this exhibition will echo Arik Levy’s first U.S. museum exhibition at the Baker Museum in Florida.
Arik’s works in various media derive inspiration in form and content from nature. They evoke minerals, arboreal structures, rocks, and other forms, and exist as monuments that reflect and celebrate the geometry of nature, serenely owning the spaces they occupy. About his work, he says: “In most of my artworks the element of absence is very present (one of the contradictions) and takes a dominating part in the development of ideas and narratives but, more importantly, in the self-questioning about social codes, emotions, community, development, existence and more.”