Revolution Magazine – Baselworld 2017

Art through the eyes of a watchmaker

Horlogically-inspired artist, Xavier Magaldi, presented a selection of his latest creations during a weeklong exhibition just after the SIHH this winter.

Magaldi is a qualified watchmaker and watch designer by day, and a fully-fledged artist by night. When he leaves the bench at the end of his working day, he goes home to his paintbrushes and cans of spray paint to create an entirely different form of mechanical art.

Magaldi’s futuristic industrial/mechanical imagery combines his passion for street art (he started out as a graffiti artist) with intricate mechanical elements and an unusual use of light. Creating a new style of art called MecaFuturism, that has its roots in motion graffiti, Magaldi’s works of art immediately catch the eye of the watch connoisseur thanks to their horological elements.

 Revolution featured a whole series of his work in its Swiss edition a few years ago and we have been delighted to follow his successful artistic career ever since.

The exhibition entitled Concrete Thoughts was held at the Speerstra Gallery in the village of Bursins. The collection of works was comprised of paintings and sculptures using concrete, wood and metal that play with different techniques, shapes and colors.

Remerciements à : Sophie Furley – Revolution magazine


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