We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy

Not Vital

'HEAD 1' 2013. 150 x 130 x 105cm, stainless steel with PVD coating. Photograph: Eric Gregory Powell. 

Not Vital developed this sculptural series in his studio in the art district of Caochangdi, Beijing.  In 2013 Vital made a trip to Laos where he saw an oversize Buddha head that was placed directly on the floor, exuding concentrated spiritually and remarkable beauty.  This inspired him to begin a series of HEADs, portraits and self-portraits as tall or taller than a human, characterised by abstracted and simplified shapes.  They are sprayed with a patina whereby reflections are muted and distorted.  The polished reflective surfaces render the form and content fluid, and relient on the audience.

Not Vital was born in Sent (Engadine, Switzerland) in 1948. His works are inspired from his encounters, impressions and collaborative projects amongst different cultures around the world. Currently his life revolves, according to his artistic projects, around his hometown Sent, Agadez (Niger), Patagonia (Chile), Beijing (China), Flores (Indonesia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Event Date: 
Thursday 5 February 2015 - 19:01

There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment...

Contact Author

Epilepsy Action changes lives – thanks to people like you.

We would like to keep you up to date about our work and need your permission to do so.

What would you like to hear about?

How would you like to hear from us?

Please tick one or more options

The details you provide will only be used by Epilepsy Action and its trading company (or those working on our behalf). Epilepsy Action will never swap, share or sell your details.

For more information about how we use and protect your data visit epilepsy.org.uk/privacy

To update your preferences, please contact our supporter care team on 0113 210 8800 or visit epilepsy.org.uk/contact

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.