Cattelan | Not Cattelan [Snapshots Series]
Owing to the massive adoption and widespread use of the internet, the impact of internet culture on our contemporary society has been extensive. It deeply affected our relation with art experience today, as it did with our human, physical and social experiences.
The numerous smartphone snapshots, videos, reels and stories made by artists in their practises, key-role players in the art world and enthusiasts at events, never gave us so much instant access to art as ever before. Because of its virtual nature and the volatile behaviour of scrolling, swapping, liking, and deleting, the online art experience, however, is one of instant consumption.
Joachim Devillé reconstructs the instant consumed images into physical artefacts through drawing. These charcoal drawings have the tendency to tackle our collective memory and experiences; By erasing the artworks, visitors and other elements originally shown in these digital snapshots, he switches the subject by only depicting the blank architectural contexts.
By applying aesthetics of Formalism, Film Noir and internet cultures, the drawings walk a thin line between figuration and abstraction, resulting in dark and conceptual spaces.
- Charcoal on canvas
- 50 x 50 cm
- Belgium, BE