KH

KH

Calendered sublimation ink print on windproof nautical fabric, stretcher

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Maurizio Viceré’s on-going work series KH is spread in all three rooms of the art space. The five paintings present themselves with different meanings and by looking at the digitally modified landscapes, many questions and recollections arise. These black and blue, dark-toned images show us unclear, foggy, pixelated landscapes. On the surface they can be seen as the distorted images of the screensavers you get by default every time you buy a new computer or laptop. But at second glance, they can be understood both as an exhausted ecological environment out of which raw materials have been extracted to produce the technological gadgets we all use nowadays, and as a post apocalyptic version of the sky, with sky clouds that allude to the digital cloud we all store our data in. Notice that the Google logo is present in all his paintings. Every logo is almost camouflaged within the paintings, making them hard to see. However, having them positioned in all of the three rooms of the space, it makes the logo’s slightly more noticeable. It’s a clear association between the digital environment created through technology and the omnipresence of Google inside it. Computation today is becoming culture and with regards to Google: it is the index and arbiter of all human knowledge. Inevitably, whatever is found on Google becomes what people think.

(extract)_Mattia Giussani

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KH_42 light blue 160 x 125 cm. 2020

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KH_41 light blue 160 x 125 cm. 2020

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KH_39 light blue 160 x 120 cm. 2020

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KH_40 light blue 160 x 120 cm. 2020

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HEEDFUL SIGHT

Joackim Coucke – Maurizio Vicerè

25 November 2018 / 30 January 2019, Foothold, Polignano a Mare (Ba), curated by Mattia Giussani

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KH_31 deep blue 170 x 120 cm. 2018

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KH_23 deep blue 120 x 170 cm. 2018

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KH_33 deep blue 170 x 150 cm. 2018

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KH_30 deep blue 140 x 100 cm. 2018

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KH_21 deep blue 130 x 90 cm. 2018