Oil, oil pastel, acrylic, and pencil on canvas
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About the Artist
Jacopo Dal Bello (b.1989, Italy) is a visual artist whose practice is transformed through the process of imagination and experimentation. The work develop the process of painting through drawing and drawing through painting. The influences and images come from different contexts; from the history of painting, popular culture and other types of visual communication. These will often coexist in a fragmentary and unsolved way, underlining the similarities and differences between them. Through the collision of historical and fictional moments, the elements are pushed out of their comfort zone and their narrative and history are questioned. In these constructions, pale arrangements of paper, text, pigment, and discarded personal belongings are artfully juxtaposed to create a place of memory and poetic evocation. The mark of the artist is found across canvas, paper, and textile delineated in rich expressive lines and shapes — a view into the alchemical process of making art. Jacopo lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
About the Artwork
Coordinate is part of the ongoing theme of the exploration of figurative representation, which is considered here as a series of decisions about which features to represent and what criteria to use to do so, such as choosing the outline of a figure or prioritizing colors, shadows or textures. These decisions select some of these characteristics while omitting others, thus leading to recognize the continuity that, in the context of representation, exists between for example a baroque painting and a cartoon, both developed from a similar intention to translate elements of the surrounding environment into something recognizable and familiar. The work is a reinterpretation of a section of the painting “The Arrival of Marie de Medici at Marseille” by Rubens to which this method is applied.