2020 – Digital Exhibition
Contactless is an art exhibition by Felipe Pantone at albertz benda in New York City on view from July 16th through August 28th, 2020.
Many of the works that Pantone created for Contactless were intented for the viewer to touch and reshape by hand.
Adapting to support health guidelines that preclude physical interaction, Pantone has developed digital copies of the works in order to translate the physical experience into your device here.
Felipe Pantone [b. 1986, Buenos Aires, Argentina] lives and works in Valencia, Spain. Beginning his career as a graffiti artist at the age of twelve, he went on to receive a degree in Fine Art from University in Valencia. Recent exhibitions include Beyond the Streets New York (2019) and Los Angeles (2018) curated be Roger Gastman; Art from the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2018); Chromadynamica Dimensional, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ (2017); and Vitality and Verve at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA (2016).
For Pantone, his art is a meditation on the ways we consume visual information. Drawing inspiration from kinetic artists like Victor Vasarely and Carlos Cruz-Diez, Pantone’s contemporary work produces the sensation of vibration as the viewer’s position changes in relation to the work. To achieve the desired effect, the artist utilizes modeling software that allows for 3D insights into a project, which canthen be translated into frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures giving tactile merit to what is occurring in the digital world.