Where there's something hiding beneath the surface is the title of an exhibition curated by Domenico de Chirico that brings together the works of Hubert Marot and Pedro Matos at Bid Project in Milan.
Hubert Marot's work is a transormation of the principles of images. Imprint is the basis for the artist's gesture which declines, in his works of photographic prints, cyanotypes on canvas, emulsions on glass or casts, the various techniques of development, printing, and reproduction. Shape, cut out, pasted, borrowed, printed, structures a whole work dedicated to the process. Inventing the chemistry which will make visible the line, the crease, the curve on a canvas or in matter itself, creating the intensity of a perfect colour, allowing mixture and pattern to set on glass or duplicating the image from a Polaroid: each composition is architected to reveal, in the light of passing time, its own effects of texture, volume, transparency, thickness.
Pedro Matos chooses to explore lines, trying to give to light that same lyric and beauty of their symbolic complexity and meaning.
With the prevalent use of linen canvases, the artist manually intervenes with absolute accuracy and an attentive visual slightness. Metaphorically, studying the vertex of human action on nature, destructive and constructive in the same time, intervenes with a gestural celerity that countersigns the works’ transformation. Conceptually can be similar to the urban culture or to the graffiti’s street style and the cut-up in advertisement. As an abstraction, he manipulates immaterial shapes imagined with levity, creating new semantic frontiers.
Curated by Domenico de Chirico.
Where there's something hiding beneath the surface
Bid Project, November 5 - November 30