16th Art Division New Face Award
Strata #4 is a multi-channel immersive video-installation commissioned by Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille, the second largest painting collection in France. The subject of this work is a series of iconic pieces from the Flemish collection, focusing specifically on RUBENS’ and Van DYCK’s grand altarpieces. Strata #4 is the result of a study and exploration of the paintings themselves, delving beneath their figurative appearance and looking at the very rules behind the composition, color schemes, and proportions of each piece. It is a precise process aimed at creating new contemporary images based on universal rules of beauty and perfection.