Between Photography and Painting
2018 - 2014
These waters are waters that flow between two worlds ... the physical and the virtual; they erase the boundaries that separate those worlds and merge to form a single ocean.
Electronic media have enabled the emergence of a new image quality, an image / text that does not reveal its origin, which forgets or even loses it at some point in the formation process. The contemporary image absorbs and synthesizes all types of images into a single category.
The Aquatic Utopias are mixtures of paintings, photographs and stills of videos edited on the computer. Some of the hybrid images, after being printed, are reworked with paint.
UTOPIAS (as well as the HORIZONS), are landscapes from an undefined field between reality and fiction. They are places of dream, of desire, of reunion with our primordial human condition.
HORIZON is the “circumscribed”, the “achievable”, the “present time limit”. It is a referential concept that gives us the conscious perception of “SER” and “ESTAR” here and now. The horizon define a potential of possibilities and range of motion, in which the AR we breathe is contained. It is a realm of existence in the world.
In large urban centers such as São Paulo, dense "verticality" is dominant and interrupts the field of vision. The surrounding space has shrunk radically, and with it, the AR and the prospects for movement. We almost don’t see horizon anymore. There is a feeling of suffocation and claustrophobia. How to adjust to this reality?
The constructed poetic images are mutants and hybrids fictions of horizon & space. They attempt to subvert the "verticality" of the configuration of the urban space, so to make visible the horizons contained in the little things of everyday life.
Works of these two series present some crossings between the media that constitute the contemporary image. Paintings, photographs and videos resulting from experiments and actions of the sensitive body function as autonomous pieces or as base elements for compositions of hybrid works. Media blend and dialogue with each other. The immobility and movement of the images, their flatness and volume when incorporating the shape of the objects in which they are inscribed, instigate a reflection on the relationships they establish with space and time.
The various forms of the image today converge to a same territory. This makes increasingly difficult to differentiate it into categories, both in terms of technique and in terms of the way of representation and presentation. Intermediate zones expand and constitute a common place in which nature and origin are lost, where the limits between physical reality and fiction are dissolved.
The works seeks to reveal the common aspects nowadays between painting, photography and video. What is pictorial, cinematographic, photographic and sonorous in the contemporary image? The idea is to investigate the potentialities and the implications that arise from the complexity of it.