Jardins d'Ete

Chelsea, New York      |      February 24 – May 31, 2017


The exhibition will be open to the public starting February 24th through May, 2017 Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm and by appointment.


Jardins d’Été consists of a series of 4K-resolution digital video paintings inspired by gardens of Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire.  A wide range of floral compositions manipulated by high winds are filmed at night in ultra-high definition. Quayola edits his videos with complex computational analyses of motion, composition, and color schemes which become the foundation for the creation of new digital paintings. This digital painting is from an edition of 6.


Born Davide Quayola in 1982 in Rome, Italy, Quayola is a visual artist based in London where he lives and works. He focuses on the dialogues and unpredictable collision, tensions, and equilibrium between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new. His works explore photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures in captivating audiovisual installations and performances. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Media from the University of Arts, London. In 2013, Quayola was awarded the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica.


Past exhibitions of his work include a satellite installation for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 at the Italian Cultural Institute, London England; Paco Das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil; National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY; Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; MU Artspace, Eindoven, The Netherlands; British Film Institute, London, England; Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France; Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France; Grand Theatre, Bordeaux, France; Saint-Eustache, Paris, France; Forum des Image, Paris, France; Phillips, London, England; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina; EMPAC Centre, New York, NY; Yota Space, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; MIS, São Paulo, Brazil; Casa Franca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and BAC Center d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; among many other international festivals. 


Quayola is represented by bitforms gallery in New York. Concurrent to Jardins d’Été at Lio Malca, bitforms gallery presents Fragments, Quayola's second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition opens on February 25 and is on view through April 9, 2017. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday from 12-6pm, and by appointment.

Please contact info@bitforms.com or (212) 366-6939 with any inquiries.