MARS

Between nostalgia and visionary progression, the series presented in this show defines a balance we try to maintain in our acceptance of life, here or elsewhere. Through a succession of abstract expressionist canvases and concrete bas-reliefs using high-density modelling clay, "MARS series" aims to recall in its pictorial poetics the macroscopic textures of minerals discovered in the geodesic structure of planet Mars; Alongside an inquisitiveness for astrophysics, brought the artist to express the interrogation of metaphysics at the meeting of physics, the sublime to the confines of science through a concrete artistic approach. 

 

Enrolled in this enquiry the artist's look for new images capable of express similarities between different sources of carbon-rich organic matters contained in geographic landscapes of breath-taking beauty; The resonance of gestural, supremacist or post-Cubist abstractions of Malevich, Hartung, Soulages and Hilma af Klint's methods of exploring the spiritual in art through uncanny drawings, become exponentially meaningful for MARS exhibition research, adding the newest imagery of the universe, after Cassini or Hubble's snapshots, or the first photography of a black hole captured by EHT Collaboration.

 

As a default continuation of FILON's body of works with the main topic of the minerals on earth, Mars series unravels possibilities to endless views. MARS series aims to show the imaginary of "evolution", where minerals are associated with the extra/terrestrial kingdoms and the fascination of prolonging life in such spectacular landscapes. 

 

MARS series stages the summary of an uncanny spectrum of black shades, which can easily vary upon the context, as over phase the light which gives through the same spot, the nuances from black to white, according to its index of refraction.

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