De Profundis Leonardo Vandal's Solo Exhibition
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Feb 16th — Apr 29th, 2019
Opening Reception 6pm - 8pm

Sage Culture Gallery
905 E 2nd Street, Unit 117
Arts District, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Sage Culture is proud to present, De Profundis, Variations I, Leonardo Vandal’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Leonardo Christian Anker Amadeus Vandal, who was born in 1988 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a multidisciplinary artist, known to work across different mediums, often integrating performance and texts into his installations.

De Profundis: (Latin: “from the depths or out of the depths”) introduces the body of work made in Brescia, Italy, during a residency program at Palazzo Monti from 2017–2018. The show, it’s an overture showcasing variations within different mediums including paintings, sculpture, and drawings. In the artist's words: “a medley of silence, reminiscing the past.”

De Profundis is also the title of Oscar Wilde’s book/letter written in solitary confinement to his lover, where he explains the contrast of light and darkness. From his imprisonment, the only way to release his soul was through writing. The confinement between body and soul is a crucial point in Vandal’s work.

“It is always twilight in one’s cell, as it is always twilight in one’s heart. And in the sphere of thought, no less than in the sphere of time, motion is no more.” Oscar Wilde

Through the use of abstract forms, natural materials, and often unusual media, chosen for their symbolic potency, Vandal deals with notions of universal balance and contrasts between opposing forces.

Sage Culture invites you to meet the artist and celebrate the opening of De Profundis on February 16th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
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