What Do You Mean She Destroyed The Flash Drive ?
date_from 22/01 — 7/03/2015
« Yet, I was frustratred in front of these 3D models. The dynamic rotation couldn’t compensate for the lack of materiality. I had thus the idea of the Draped series, which was an attempt to add a texture to the objects, while it was paradoxically hiding them »
From this point on, most of his works are based on an interaction with the work of other artists, putting him into the role of a maker and of a beholder at the same time: a simple gesture that is not far from an augmented ready-made.
« Behind my screen, I wasn’t only in touch with current artists’ works, but also with historical ones. »
This aptly describes the starting point of his monochrome series, where a detail of the painterly surface of an iconic artwork (such as Van Gogh’s « La Chambre ») becomes a flat, monochromatic picture. The striking thing is that after being processed and treated in such a way, it becomes almost impossible to re-photograph the image correctly, let alone see it on a screen.
As a continuation of this research, Hugo Scibetta is showing two new works at Levy.Delval. Images of artworks are disfigured by a blur effect pushing the original object up until its very limit, where it cannot be recognized at all.
« This series offers to the visitor the skeleton of an image, where the image is almost impossible to grasp ».
The computer screen becomes a super-eye, like how the film camera was once considered: it permits the perception of many things at once; to zoom and to crop; and to apply multiple filters that give new inputs into well known works. In other words, it allows the bare eye to have access to a materiality that is usually out of its haptic reach.