This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition “On Core / Encore” by Raphael Hefti held from 11 October 2015 to 10 January 2016 at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles.
The practice of the young Swiss artist Raphael Hefti (b. 1978) has its point of departure in the investigation of the unrecognized potential of materials and industrial processes. The alteration of a sheet of metal or a pane of glass marks its point of arrival. Hefti thereby intervenes not only in technical processes but also within industrial manufacturing plants, which become the laboratory for his research. In addition to The Violet Blue Green Yellow Orange House (2014), his permanent installation crowning the Fondation’s glazed extension, Hefti is exhibiting the results of other artistic experiments, including a forest of steel, copper, titanium and aluminium poles and a photogram in an extremely large format.