EVASION OF PSYCHE
By merging The Digital into our Lifes I claim the progress we all are experiencing online and already Own
This 2021 year I am creating a body of digital pieces available in the urban landscape of London.
Walk in the streets and discover Augmented Reality versions of my paintings, bringing life and colour to specific locations. Discover their architecture and the nature growing, the characters that live there and their stories.
I plan to divide this major project into residencies and collaborations along the year.
The first 3 works of it are created in After Illusion Instagram Residency (@afterillusion)
My work experiments in merging The Digital into our lives. Many social advances are installed online, however, fear stops its natural progress in The Physical life. Things like borders vanish; free information and expansion of our personas on social media, fluidity into a non-genderised/hybrid/non-humanised/bit-or-pixel versions of each of our personas then exist online.
By merging The Digital and Physical, I demand the progress we all imagine and already own.
I work across two fields, The Painting and The Digital. To clarify, I am not looking to expand The Painting with digital techniques such as Virtual Reality, that is not a challenge. In fact, quite the opposite. My Paintings are introduced into the realm of Virtual Reality to invade your life.
My work is always a portrait. I portray political situations/comparisons between history and immediate future/desires of society. I portrait you: Your WhatsApp profile, your Instagram preferences, your Amazon purchases, I use it all.
The classic oil+linen portrait is now substituted by algorithms in accounts. Every Netflix query, Google search and Pinterest save is your portrait. And I paint you with all of them.
I see my practice naturally moving towards increased interaction, integration, and experience. I want to give the viewer the opportunity to see an augmented reality freely, to interact with changing circumstances and environments.
I see My Painting invading streets. I see exhibitions in atypical locations where the walls of the gallery are no longer needed, but we continue to bring people together. I see the audience personally branding the works by deciding when and where they watch it. The aim is to connect society using my works and collectively create limitless dialogues.
The initial idea here is to make a response to the recent exhibition “Unreal City - An Augmented Reality (AR) exhibition in Acute Art”. Here, I aim to “recreate” this idea, yet with improved accessibility and relatability to the environment and to society à enhancing human experience & connectivity. The idea is not to develop an application, but to tap into the biggest resources every 21st-century artist has access to: Google + Instagram. I plan to create the paintings in specific locations that will be triggered by Google and/or Instagram. The question is not only “if” we as artists explore these themes but “how” we explore them will be the real challenge. I believe my multidisciplinary techniques, painting and digital, represent a progressive and innovative way of considering such topics that will contribute to the goal of this residency
Using as a base the architecture of the city [converting elements or sculptures of this architecture as a tracker for the Effects] I am aiming to talk about DIGITAL HISTORY, proving how many of the new interactions where thought in our Past and multiple Mythologies.