Initial ignition...

Images from The Mojave Desert, California by Michail Pirgelis

How, when and why did the collaboration with Pirgelis come about? 

We have been following Michail’s work for several years. In 2016, while preparing for his exhibition at Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles, he sent us some photos he took at airplane graveyards in the desert—that was my key moment.
 
I was taken by the feeling these images produced in me; the progression from these abandoned airplanes to the artworks they result in. Time-worn and weathered by sun and sand storms, he barely alters the materials, turning them into objects.

What do you most admire about Michail Pirgelis’s work, and why?

I admire his profundity, his patience throughout the process, his deep attention to detail, his handling of the materials, his persistence, and uniqueness.

Michail Pirgelis, Second Chance, 2016, Aluminium, Titan, Lacquer, 200 X 440 X 4 CM, © Michail Pirgelis

Initial ignition...

Images from The Mojave Desert, California by Michail Pirgelis

How, when and why did the collaboration with Pirgelis come about? 

We have been following Michail’s work for several years. In 2016, while preparing for his exhibition at Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles, he sent us some photos he took at airplane graveyards in the desert—that was my key moment.
 
I was taken by the feeling these images produced in me; the progression from these abandoned airplanes to the artworks they result in. Time-worn and weathered by sun and sand storms, he barely alters the materials, turning them into objects.

What do you most admire about Michail Pirgelis’s work, and why?

I admire his profundity, his patience throughout the process, his deep attention to detail, his handling of the materials, his persistence, and uniqueness.

Michail Pirgelis, Second Chance, 2016, Aluminium, Titan, Lacquer, 200 X 440 X 4 CM