BERNARDO LOPESINO | (no) VOID | 03.02.2017-11.03.2017

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BERNARDO LOPESINO  |  (no) VOID
Inspired by the image titled “Pale Blue Dot” (the photograph of The Earth that took the Voyager 1 from 6,000 million km. away), Carl Sagan stressed something that is obvious, but we overlook every day: Earth is Our House, and there is no more.
As biological species, humans are adapted to live only on this planet, but curiosity pushes us out, away from this familiar and comfortable habitat. Technology makes possible for some humans to live outside, orbiting around the Earth at 400 km. in height and turning at 27,000 km/h. They are placed there in advance, they are the explorers, captivated by the spell that causes them to peer out and see what exist beyond.
The astronaut is a symbol of curiosity, retains the ingenuity and recklessness of children. And its aesthetics, typical of space explorations, has something of improvisation, of design not finished and constantly improving and in evolution. A prosaic aesthetic, as there are no symmetries, balances, harmonies, adornments or elegance. There is only efficiency.

“As illustrator, I find fascinating the apparent chaos created by hundreds of devices that allow a biological entity to be active in space. And it is with this aesthetics that I defend that sentence that Sagan made, that point of view that pulls us back to the insignificant. And why not, the epic. ”

The show is a collection of pieces produced with the same technique (except a “manera negra”), the lithography, centennial handmade technique, which gives the opportunity to include documentary or informative images into the art world, and offers a texture and warmth that allow a technologically motivated image, -psychologically linked to the future, to evoke other times- to become a legendary something. A set of temporary cross roads.

Does the observer belong to the future? Is it in the past? Maybe the journey can be done in both directions.

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