ALEX FAKSO – Show Off
Digital Print on vinyl on reclaimed print on board
49 x 58 cm, 2018
Signed by the artist.
Alex Fakso’s latest production aims to question photography in its canonical and classical forms.
In recent years, his work began destroying the aesthetics and meaning of images thank to the use of waste objects, focusing on transforming photographs into original, non-reproducible artworks.
In this series, the concept of photography is completely unhinged by the parameters and rules that traditionally characterize it and during this process it is transformed: the plan in two dimensions becomes matter and takes shape in its three dimensions by modeling itself on the canvases and frames that act as a support.
Using works borrowed from an obsolete past, the artist aims to reclaim material that has lost its value over time. These pieces become the support on which to built a new vision. The new gain space for itself and covers the old with violence and absolute rigor.