Mateo Arnoso: PANORAMA



inside job at solo show online
The image is literally an emanation of the referent. From a real body, which was there, proceed radiations which ultimately touch me, who am here; the duration of the transmission is insignificant; the photograph of the missing being will touch me like the delayed rays of a star.” ― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida




The images of Mateo Arnoso's project, Panorama, surreptitiously induce belief. A photograph is said to document reality - but reality is, of course, populated by chimeras. Push back the veil on the fleshy and concrete, and we discover the constant play of light and motion, the alchemical transformations of image, affect, and form - to transfix in this instant this varying succession of motions that snag on our eyes and stretch taut our heart-strings. The mechanically produced sutures of Mateo's images graft sinew into space, costume and found object into mythology - like the hummingbird, they give the impression of stillness as they vibrate faster than the eye. A strange brilliance in glass, in cloth, on walls, on the hand, in arrows flung toward astral bells, in radiation swarming around magnetic poles: a faster beating of spreading wings. - Torre Alain




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