Ofelia, 2010


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C-print on aluminium and plexiglass




180,0 x 120,0


“Ofelia” is a unique artwork by Matteo Basilè, signed, dated and with title on verso.
“The Saints Are Coming – Last Act” exhibition at Galleria EMMEOTTO, Rome – 11 March – 30 April 2011.
Matteo Basilé uses digital photography in order to develop and expand his personal code for contemporary painting, utilizing the computer as linguistic prosthesis in order to expand each vision and lend depth to the splendid surfaces of his artworks. Basilé’s world is an iconographic universe extending between technological mannerism and artistic surrealism. In his case, these two historic art movements mark a novel use of citation that tends towards synthesis and the affirmation of art as a meta-language.
Captured within the digital frame, his subjects become timeless icons. Marks traced upon their skins recount the geography of intimate memories. His collection of faces and bodies tells the tale of a humanity dear to the artist. Women, children, men and the elderly are catapulted into the artist’s timeless imagination with the goal of passing on a three-dimensional verb capable of uniting painting with cinema.