Artifact to Human Communication: a new Solo Show by Felipe Pantone
“The difference between a work of art and a utilitarian object is that artworks speak, they have a voice. A shoe remains a good shoe, so long as it fulfils its intended functionality, but it does not speak to us.” These are the starting sentiments shared by our good friend Felipe Pantone, a visual artist and muralist who has travelled the globe, plastering his incredibly unique and vibrant digital pattern work. Known for his captivating–and wonderfully dizzying–depictions of colors, lines and shapes that represent a static television tripping the fuck out on a serious high, Pantone has carved a name for himself within the street art world, so news of a new solo show of his at Lisbon’s Underdogs Gallery came much to our delight.
Titled Artifact to Human Communication, the exhibition serves to explore the notion of what’s meaningful in things that can be perceived as trivial or meaningless, and who and what creates the division between what is considered art and what isn’t in a bid to seek “artistic enjoyment.” As complex as the exhibition’s questions are the artwork that Pantone presents, which are nothing shy of the artist’s signature style. Check out images of the work that will be on display at Artifact to Human Communication, and head to Underdog Gallery’s official website for more information on the show that runs through to April 22.