A Man Of Joyous Aspect 2019

What touches me deeply nowadays is the increasing disconnection that people experience between and within themselves.

The development of technology, which is meant to increase communication, is paradoxically limiting the situations that favor genuine contact and is creating a very fast paced reality.

For example, to find out where a road is located, we do not need to talk with strangers anymore: a search on Google maps on our portable devices is enough.

Robots can call us from an unknown numbers. To book an appointment we don`t even need to call, it is enough to fill in the form on the site.

As a consequence of this new paradigm of communication, eye contact is not a natural habit anymore, so we try to avoid it, because it makes us feel terribly vulnerable.

I see vulnerability as the ability to allow myself to feel and express imperfection and chaos, in the form of diametrically opposite feelings and doubts.

Today we tend to wrap ourselves up in our individual bubble

Errorist 2019

I was making this painting to explore and work with a feeling of “making an error”.
Today society still obliges us to display an external image of ourselves of order and perfection. I love this game of senses in the name of this painting. It shows how this feeling of making an error burns us from inside sometimes.
Making this painting I had no final idea, rather just putting a layer on top of the layer, trying not to hold any trait as precious, and not to fix my brain on a result, but on being present. Just going on, I stopped when I naturally felt I`m done.

Fresh Fruity facetune 2019

This “facetune” that we wear, which could be a make-up we put on, or just a decision of being someone or looking like… I just tried to paint a figure in the situation when this artificial layer naturally was taken off its face.

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Marina Clemente

Russia

http://marinaclemente.com

What touches me deeply nowadays is the increasing disconnection that people experience between and within themselves.

The development of technology, which is meant to increase communication, is paradoxically limiting the situations that favor genuine contact and is creating a very fast paced reality.

For example, to find out where a road is located, we do not need to talk with strangers anymore: a search on Google maps on our portable devices is enough.

Robots can call us from an unknown numbers. To book an appointment we don`t even need to call, it is enough to fill in the form on the site.

As a consequence of this new paradigm of communication, eye contact is not a natural habit anymore, so we try to avoid it, because it makes us feel terribly vulnerable.

I see vulnerability as the ability to allow myself to feel and express imperfection and chaos, in the form of diametrically opposite feelings and doubts.

Today we tend to wrap ourselves up in our individual bubble

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