image caption (above): © Paulo Arraiano, Swiping Reality, 2016, Acrylic On Canvas, 180 x 150 cm.

More of Paulo’s work can be seen here.

© Paulo Arraiano, Territorial Skin (Installation View At Hawaii – Lisbon, 2017). Dye on synthetic sail, Aluminium, hardware, Variable Dimensions.
© Paulo Arraiano, As Always, just a matter of perspective (Installation View At Hawaii – Lisbon, 2017).

Excerpt from Miguel Moore‘s FOLD/FAULT. More here.

In the fast-paced frenzy that drives our contemporary societies, where thoughts and impulses are beamed by way of artificial satellites and express the paramount need to scroll through the snippets of information that make up the latest trends, the current post-digital, new-media generation is faced with the unprecedented shift from direct life experience to an artificial way of connecting/disconnecting with the natural/analogical world. This loss of sensorial reference and contemplation is increasingly contributing to distance human beings from the elements of the natural world. In this dazzling new reality, the pictorial tradition of landscape painting no longer seems apt to capture the intricate web of new significations emerging from cityscapes in the age of the global city.

© Paulo Arraiano, Meanwhile, At Home (Installation View At Quartier General, Switzerland, 2017). LCD, Screens, Soil, Plants, Cargo Net, Rubber Sandals.

 

© Paulo Arraiano, Meanwhile, At Home (Installation View At Quartier General, Switzerland, 2017). LCD, Screens, Soil, Plants, Cargo Net, Rubber Sandals.

Excerpt from Gabriela Maciel‘s text WHILE SATELLITES DANCE. More here.

In a context of transformation of human perception influenced by the digital innovations of our society, a dialogue is created between the post-digital era and the organic essence of our natural being, immersed in an electronic environment. Those elements symbiotically contribute to drive the body to its ancient basic elements of human existence although constantly perceived by technology. The “digital act” contrasts and coexists with our human nature in an eternal cross communication. The continuous influence of our own accelerated pace, propagates in a new paradigm of new media and digital realities that alters our perception of time, space and reality, in contrast to the availability of a sensory contemplation.

© Paulo Arraiano, As, Always Just a Matter Of Perspective. Animated Gif On LCD Screen.
© Paulo Arraiano, As, Always Just a Matter Of Perspective II. Installation View At Quartier General Art Center, Switzerland, 2017. Dye on synthetic sail, 180 x 120 cm.

 

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