Artist duo based in Brooklyn, Faile consists of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Celebrated in the US, UK Japan as real stars, Faile exhibits in major museums such as the Tate Modern in 2008, the Brooklyn Museum in 2015 and works with cultural institutions like the New York City Ballet who commissioned them to do an artwork on the theme of dance in 2013. Magda Danysz gallery is pleased to give them a 1000m. playground for this first exhibition in China in its space in Shanghai.
The name Faile is an anagram of their first project “A Life” created in 1999. Since then, the duo is known for its plural style and the variety of media used in their recognizable fragmented style and their use of collage. Using wooden boxes, pallets, totems, paintings or sculptures FAILE adapts its visual signature on all kinds of media. Everywhere they mix collage, paint, vintage images, pop culture and comics in a unique and distinctive style.
For this first exhibition in China, Faile sets in the place and its history and develop a playful relationship with the viewer in the space. Massive marble sculptures in the classical style contrasting with the urban iconography of huge kaleidoscopic stone wheels that take place in the gallery as genuine temples or arcade games, Faile blurs all tracks and becomes pioneer of new ways of visual expression.