Galerie Charlot, Paris / Tel Aviv
Galerie Charlot's booth explores two different visions of nature by two media artists.
Antoine Schmitt's artworks of the Cascades series are finely crafted compositions, which explore the dialogue between the changing nature of reality and the rational impression of human beings. They are made of pixel particles moved by generative algorithms of fluid dynamics, always moving, always different, always similar to itself. Schmitt creates artworks in the form of objects, installations and situations to address the processes of movement and question their intrinsic problematics, of plastic, philosophical or social nature. Heir of kinetic art and cybernetic art, he endlessly interrogates the dynamic interactions between human nature and the nature of reality.
Quayola's prints of 3D scans (Remains series) and his vidéos explores a new practice of landscape representation in which the artist’s individual sensibility confronts the neutral and objective gaze of the machine through the lens of the new paradigm of the Anthropocene. Quayola’s research inhabits this interstice: it’s all about the challenge represented by the limits of the machines that are used to record data. A far cry from the hyperrealism of contemporary visual culture, based on simulacra, Quayola’s images gravitate towards abstraction through their internal flaws. Quayola investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions, tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new.