Earlier this year, Andrés Reisinger captured the attention of the design world with The Shipping, a collection of born-digital furniture that announced the arrival of a new mode of practice. With this new presentation at Nilufar Gallery, entitled Odyssey – an allusion back to the historical origins of epic narrative – he extends his reach further still, offering a beguiling and complex interplay of virtual and physical experience. Three furniture works appear in the exhibition, both in the guise of fabricated objects and as the charismatic subjects of accompanying films. These seem to document other worlds, suggestively free of attachment to any particular time and space. The overall effect is to plunge the visitor into a futuristic realm, staging an encounter with new narrative possibilities for design. Immediately compelling as a visual, immersive experience, Reisinger’s work also operates at other levels, sensitively exploring the emotional terrain and theoretical implications of digital-led design. This exhibition at Nilufar – Reisinger’s most ambitious to date – further establishes him as an essential new voice in contemporary design dialogue, who is leading the way to the future.
Andrés Reisinger (b.1990) is one of the most sought-after digital artists of the 21C. Originally from Argentina, he now creates carefully curated projects in his studio in Barcelona. His instantly-recognisable dream-like imagery have drawn interest from a plethora of multi-million-dollar collectors, brands and international art galleries alike. He is named as one of “Forbes 30 Under 30” artists creating and designing the future of the arts and is the winner of the “Young Guns” Art Directors Club New York City. His market has grown from strength to strength, with recent works fetching up to half a million dollars auction (The Shipping, $450,000, Nifty Gateway, 22 February 2021).