Pilar Zeta and Andrés Monnier create contrasting stone installations at Galerie Philia

Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta and Mexican sculptor Andrés Monnier have created the Antipodes exhibition at Galerie Philia that started throughout Mexico Metropolis’s artwork week.

The works by Zeta and Monnier are set in a concrete-walled house within the Mexican capital, launched throughout Mexico Metropolis’s Zona Maco artwork competition.

Pilar Zeta designed an set up known as Doorways of Notion for Antipodes at Galerie Philia Mexico

The identify Antipodes comes from the distinction between the 2 artists’ work, which is linked by the widespread use of rock, but differs in type and subject material.

It consists of two major installations accented by various smaller works by every designer.

Stone forms by Pilar Zeta
Doorways of Notion options geometric stone varieties

“In nature, stones will be discovered in lots of codecs, from delicate textures to a uncooked and brutalist floor,” mentioned the gallery.

“Simply because the distinction between the Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta and the Mexican sculptor Andrés Monnier.”

Black stone stacked installation
Andrés Monnier’s major set up is named Pyrus

Zeta’s set up, known as Doorways of Notion, is a monumental set of receding columns and arches set on prime of a clean checkered walkway. The entire set up is about upon a gravel floor introduced into the exhibition house.

Beneath the arches are units of pedestals that maintain stacked geometric varieties, largely of steel, with just a few stainless-steel parts interspersed.

Mirror inside metal arch
Monnier’s mirror was positioned inside a steel arch

“Pilar’s chic set up consists with clean textures oriented to human perfection: divinity,” mentioned the gallery.

“A tribute to an ethereal and non-tangible house as her ideas, represented and created on a digital world however materialized by rock.”

Stone arches at Galerie Philia
The 2 designers used stone in strikingly alternative ways

The archways have been primarily based on the unconscious and the assorted “doorways” symbolize the totally different “ranges of notion” and are supposed to attach viewers with a “larger self” by appearing as a “gateway to infinity and new realities”

Monnier’s contribution, then again, takes a extra natural strategy.

Known as Pyrus, the work encompasses a pyramidal type comprising a collection of stark black blocks that emit flames from holes bored into the highest, signalling a extra pure tone the place “there’s no house for perfection”.

Pilar Zeta furniture
The exhibition included Zeta’s first-ever assortment of furnishings

Utilizing rock, fireplace and steel to craft varieties, the sculptor was impressed by Mesoamerican structure.

The work references an historic previous and is supposed to focus on “forgotten hyperlinks and burnt roots we’ve with human ancestors”.

Introduced alongside the installations is the primary collection of furnishings items introduced by Zeta, which function comparable colors and geometric parts because the Doorways of Notion.

Additionally included within the exhibition are different standalone items by Monnier, together with Consciousness, a candle holder made out of stone that’s suspended above one other piece of stone; in addition to a collection of chairs and occasional tables, additionally constructed from stone.

His Narciso Uno mirror, a shard-shaped piece of glass supported on the base by a triangular stone, was additionally set on a mound of sand and framed by an arch-shaped metal lattice lined with candles.

stone stools and coffee tables
Monnier contributed a collection of stone stools and occasional tables

Galerie Philia Mexico is led by curators Alban Roger and Jorge Brown who labored alongside the occasion firm Home of Kirschner for the exhibition.

The Mexican extension of the gallery, which has areas in Switzerland, the USA and Singapore, was based in early 2022. Antipodes is a results of the primary artist residency held on the location.

The images is by Maison Mouton Noir, courtesy of Galerie Philia

Antipodes is on present from 9 February till April in Mexico Metropolis. See our Dezeen Occasions Information for details about different structure and design exhibitions, installations and talks.