Sound for Video Installation by Quayola

Strata #4 is a multi-channel immersive video-installation commissioned by Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille. The subject of this work is a series of iconic pieces from the museum’s Flemish collection, focusing specifically on Rubens’ and Van Dyck’s grand altarpieces.

Strata #4 is the result of a study and exploration of the paintings themselves, delving beneath their figurative appearance and looking at the very rules behind the composition, colour schemes and proportions of each piece. It is a precise process aimed at creating new contemporary images based on universal rules of beauty and perfection. Documenting the improbable collisions between classical figuration and contemporary abstraction, Strata #4 aims to create an harmonious dialogue between worlds that may appear very distant from one another, but in fact share so much in common.


Quayola Solo Exhibition Young Projects, Los Angeles, USA 19 Mar – 8 May 2012
Creators Project Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA 16 – 18 Mar 2012
Pulse Art Fair Miami, USA 1 – 4 Dec 2011
Digitalife Ex Gil, Rome, Italy 25 Oct – 11 Dec 2011
Creators Project Dumbo Art Center, New York, USA 15 – 16 Oct 2011
Palais des Beaux Arts Lille, France 7 – 9 Oct 2011