a dirty horizon.a
blooming rose.a burning building.palms tipped to the sky.
this is just one of the many worlds created by artist mario patino,
whose digital works hint at the emotional evolution enabled by
internet technologies. while the borders between global cultures
have in many ways been torn down by widespread internet communication,
those on the net relate in highly charged psychological spaces.
while emotions can hint at the gestures, movements and voices
of internet communicators, there is often a certain artifice to
their use. understandable, seeing that their existence gives internet
communication away. emotions reveal that words alone are often
not enough. the information revolution provides us with a strange
new world, a binary code viewed through shimmering, non linear
in patino's work,
a sense of frustrated communication & passionate introvertion
is palpably expressed. a certain cool, remoteness clings to his
socially atomised figures. their hands rise to the air evocating
possibility and loss. patino's figures stand at the crossroads
of time. eyes cocked towards a passionate past, ears tuned to
the approaching rumble of an uncertain future; looking into the
background of patino's works you'll see that the slate is bare.
hinted in gesture
and reflected in landscape, mario patino's digital figures stand
on the brink of a surreal new world: a promise, a remembrance,
an emotional signpost.