A MICRO ODYSSEY - MARCO CASTELLI

 

Exhibitions, 5 - 31 August 2019
HIN BUS DEPOT
31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town,Penang
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Most photographs of microbes and bacteria are scientific in nature, adapted to detect and to emphasize the unique geometries that they are able to form. With this work, however, the interest is not to show the invisible or what is hardly visible to the naked eye, but to use the natural geometry of bacterial colonies to enlarge and project them into another dimension, reversing all logic and report between big and small, thus loading the planets, the universe and all the work of symbolic values. This gives them charm and mystery, makes them sublime images and ironic too (planets names directly refer to the sampled surfaces), which in their relationship with science recall the themes, spirit and philosophy of a lot of artistic productions from the last century. [Caterina Pacenti]

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Marco Castelli (b. 1991) lives and works in Firenze, Italy. Both his personal and documentary research have  a deep interest in human environment and life, looking for different approaches to visual art and creative communication. His works have been awarded, published and displayed internationally.

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