Relax beach & Farwest
These two installations are a combination of painting, video projection and sound. The projection overlaps the paintings in order to provide a vibrant optical illusion that evokes the contemporary vision of the much-desired paradise island. The spectator, comfortably seated on a beach chair, sits in front of this seductive and warm vision accompanied by soft Caribbean music. It is a dance between illusion and reality.
Farwest, a large-format triptych, depicts a silhouette of a woman in a room observing the tropical landscape on the horizon. At first glance, this technique appears to be very realistic, but the more you interact with the image, the more your attention shifts away from the silhouette of a woman in the foreground to the landscape on the horizon. By plunging into the landscape in the background, we realize that its texture is fragmented like a pixelated mosaic. By superimposing a moving video on a painted landscape, optical games form a sort of visual illusion that pushes both the woman and the viewer towards a virtual and digital horizon.
This shows the call of an unknown and unexplored land, exotic and tropical. It is the vision of a new digital world, an unlimited horizon, and an image that carries within it the utopia and the vision of the future.
The only immutable element of the image seems to be the young woman’s pregnancy. It is an ancestral call, unviolated by the illusions of time, which leads us to reflect on the present and future reality.
The idealization of nature returns in this series of landscapes with a stereotypical aesthetic that perfectly meets the criteria of the digital world: one where dreams are standardized and beauty is the dominant element. These images that come to us from the internet form our current idea of nature. These days, the knowledge of what is natural is created through the observation of a monitor: you can enjoy the perfect landscape calmly sitting on your couch. The paintings of the islands were created from collages of images of beaches and cliffs found on the internet, symbols of ideal vacation destinations.