From Analog to Digital (1981-2019)
HD image for screen (video), print, wall, or lightbox / size recommended: 153 cm x 68,78 cm
This work is the digital version of Broken Eyepiece, a silkscreen on paper (51 sieves and 40 copies) that I made in 1981. An elaborate mise-en-scène on the act of seeing and the contextual peculiarities of the artistic image based on the deconstruction, poetic and literal, of the picture understood as an object: the Framework (inside/outside - art/not art); the Paper as support and 'window' for the possible images; the inescapable presence of the Onlooker, and the different perspectives and spaces in which the floating image is inscribed to the 'ornamental dimension' of the Wallpaper. A 'nocturnal aesthetic' based on the constellation as a punctual system of open forms and eclectic relations.
Unlike painting and other traditional media, the specific procedures of graphic arts, the analytical breakdown to which the image is subjected (as in a film or video editing) is exponentially enhanced by digital technologies and their unprecedented creative possibilities.
That I produce a Video that concisely shows the interpretation of the former work (simultaneously with the final image in a digital format) is because I am interested in showing the syntactical and technical details in the creative process, the ingredients, layers and relations that constitute the final result. A kind of visual 'ekphrasis' where our subconscious can play a very significant role.
The fact is that people do not know what happens in the artist's mind while composing his work. The artistic thought, the poiesis. The invisible part of the art.