Hugo Scibetta

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Hugo Scibetta
Born 1991 in Pont de Beauvoisin, France
lives and works in Grenoble, France

Residency at Achterhaus
January – March 2019

Website
www.hugoscibetta.com

Hugo Scibetta deals in his artistic practice with the perception of places, landscapes or events through digital media. He examines the relation between situations and their representation in order to illuminate the significance of the intersections of image and reproduction for artistic production under current conditions.For his exhibition at VIS, Scibetta has produced a series of paintings based on Google Street View images and smartphone photographs of the French community of Saint-Béron. The painterly translation of the motifs can be imagined in the background through a grid structure that each of the four works occupies. Unlike raster graphics, which transfer images into computer-readable data, Scibetta transforms the original motif into invisibility through monochrome color patterns. The arrangement of the four paintings questions the function of images and includes space as an additional level in the painterly examination. Scibetta consciously creates a blank space that reflects on the conventions of the production of images and addresses the condition of art which “exists within, produces and reproduces, performs or enacts structures and relationships that are inseparably formal and phenomenological, social, economic, and psychological“. (Andrea Fraser)
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Hugo Scibetta, installation view, VIS, Hamburg, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta, installation view, VIS, Hamburg, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta, installation view, VIS, Hamburg, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta, installation view, VIS, Hamburg, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta
VIS_23.02.2019_1 (Black), 2019
Acrylics on canvas
180 x 140 cm
Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta
VIS_23.02.2019_2 (Blue), 2019
Acrylics on canvas
180 x 140 cm
Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta
VIS_23.02.2019_3 (Red), 2019
Acrylics on canvas
180 x 140 cm
Photo: Fred Dott

Hugo Scibetta
VIS_23.02.2019_4 (Yellow), 2019
Acrylics on canvas
180 x 140 cm
Photo: Fred Dott