Born in Rockford, Illinois U.S.A. in 1980 – Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, and fashion designer.
After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
It was here at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was introduced to their curriculum that was built from the notions of Bauhaus, which was originally established by Mies van der Rohe, that he learned how to converge the fields of arts, craft, and design.
Those notions merged with contemporary culture make up his inter-disciplinary practice today; stemming from his last 15 years, which is summarized below.
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2019
Chicago

In large part, “Figures of Speech” is an art exhibition rooted in advertising and “the projected image”.

 

⁣⁣⁣Anytime an idea hits a particular surface; a photo print, a screen, a billboard or canvas, it seems like fact. This exhibition demonstrates myself wrestling with this concept within the freedom of mediums while finding personal solutions.⁣⁣⁣⁣

 

This 15-year study is looking for a way to transform from consumer to producer. This is an intersection where the tourists and purists cross paths. The atmosphere is literal and figurative.⁣⁣⁣⁣
-Virgil Abloh⁣⁣
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various exhibition views series ~ exhibition book and catalog link in bio.⁣

“Figures of Speech” @mcachicago. ⁣⁣⁣
open to the public June 10th ©2019


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