Featured Artist : Xavier Roux
“Dream on Me” is a participatory art project developed as a visual exploration of the TEDx conference in New York in 2014. The project included eight yoga mats installed on the floors in the hallways of the event, on which the public was invited to dream. Underneath each mat were 2 layers of canvas: one blank and the other covered with blue oil pigments. The four canvases on display were placed under the yoga mats and recorded footprints, handprints and body prints of the event participants, creating abstracts landscapes.
About Xavier Roux
New-York based French artist, Xavier Roux regularly exhibits in New-York city since 2002 (Whitney Museum of Art, Leroy Neiman Gallery among others) and works in a variety of media ranging from monumental installations to works on paper and canvas, he namely gained attention for his tumble-washed canvasses. Roux was involved in various participative public art projects, he was the recipient of several prizes involving major commissions such as the San-Francisco Art Commission in 2008 or a large commission work in a public space in Tapei, Taiwan in 2002. Roux is also a regular contributor in various publications and media programs.