painting:BAS1111

BAS1111 | oil on board 125x90cm | 2018

painting:array723

array723 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2019

painting:BAS2772

BAS2772 | oil on board 160x125cm | 2019

painting:array619

array619 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2018

painting:BAS1145

BAS1145 | oil on board 125x90cm | 2018

painting:array601

array601 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2018

painting:BAS1131

BAS1131 | oil on board 125x90cm | 2018

painting:BAS2713

BAS2713 | oil on board 160x125cm | 2018

painting:BAS1121

BAS1121 | oil on board 125x90cm | 2018

 

yon-H01 | oil on cylindrical board 50x40x13cm + steel pipe | 2017

painting:array511

array511 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2017

painting:yon-F03

yon-F03 | oil on cylindrical board 121x96x30cm + steel pipe | 2017

painting:array501

array501 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2017

painting:array425

array425 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2017

painting:array413

array413 | oil on board 50x40cm | 2016

statement

My recent painting practice evolves from the self-portrait as an ideal laboratory for exploring the primeval ape within the cultural myths inherited from collective history. My current research focuses on the potential for contemporary humans and their eventual transfiguration due to scientific upheavals.

For millennia Homo Sapiens have sought emancipation from biological boundaries, developing a kind of progressive artificialization. This journey includes both, cultural narratives (politics, religions, arts) shaping human societies, as well as the science that allows us to manipulate the ecosystem including life forms such as ourselves.

At present, the human species is approaching a turning point. Biotechnology combined with artificial intelligence push humans beyond their biological boundaries, challenging the very understanding of humankind. New biological life may well emerge from intelligent design of science. This paradigm-shift has potential to radically destabilize the belief systems, shaping what we believe as real.

In my work, the act of painting is a performative process to recursively create and destroy the image, in order to allow for unforeseen image to accumulate within the painting. This event transfigures all the knowledge gathered over the course of the process. I like to call this kind of painting as "artificial creature", since it allows for the emergence of new life-like form at the intersection of animal and cultural understanding.

 

about

 

antonio pauciulo was born and educated in italy.
currently, he is based in leipzig, germany.

 

CV

 

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essays

• 2018 presence through absence (pdf 298kb) | mario bertin

• 2018 la presenza attraverso l'assenza (pdf 229kb) | mario bertin

• 2009 the springing force of antonio pauciulo’s compositions (pdf 311kb) | maurizio calvesi | silvana editoriale

interviews

• 2019 oil paint is cold to the touch (pdf 175kb)

• 2019 ACS magazine | interview (pdf 278kb)

• 2017 creative city berlin

• 2015 europa art magazine