Xaqqa Valley Reinterpretation 2 - 35x45cm - Digital Painting
CHROMATERRA, by JP Migneco
Iniala5 Gallery Valletta is pleased to announce JP Migneco’s CHROMATERRA, an exhibition opening on the 12th October.
This body of work draws inspiration from old and new forms of map-making, such as traditional topographic maps and contemporary chromo-stereoscopic maps; as well as old and new art forms. The works explore the ways in which landscape and colour-field artworks could be reinterpreted effectively through the use of stereoscopic painting, video, projection and printing methods in an attempt to enhance illusions of depth and flatness on 2D and 3D surfaces.
This is done through the study of various fields of knowledge, primarily neurology, geology, stereography, cartography, landscape and colour theory. The project focuses on bringing these areas together in order to create a series of colour-field artworks which reinterpret two specific landscape topographies (Xaqqa Valley & Mount Fuji) that are located at different types of tectonic plate boundaries (diverging & converging).
Born in 1989, JP Migneco is an artist, designer and researcher who lives and works in Malta. Migneco completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Arts degree at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) before recently completing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Digital Arts degree at the University of Malta. His research and practice focus primarily on drawing, painting, video and installation processes. Migneco’s works often incorporate notions related to landscapes, abstraction and colour perception in an attempt to discover new and interesting methods for reinterpreting and representing subjects which are related to such notions.
CHROMATERRA is supported by the Malta Arts Fund and sponsored by Philippe Martinet Fine Wines . It will be on display from October 12 till October 27.
Gallery opening times are Mondays to Fridays from 10.00am – 2.00pm and 4.00pm – 7.00pm; Saturdays from 10.00am – 2.00pm
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