ARTIFICIAL PARADISE

Jordi Gispert Pi

Hearing, seeing and thinking artificiality as the technical work of the human being.

“Artificial Paradise” is a work that formalizes the attraction of the human being for the brightness of artificiality. The biped has specialized in the construction of technological tools. A gadget improves on its predecessor, instituting the artificial culture in which we are immersed. The whole society lives immersed in an artificial world which we accept with naturalness.  We are immersed in artificial paradigms that lead us to biotechnology.

Mastering the harsh conditions of prehistoric life has led humanity to recreate an artificial paradise that depends on great technological complexity for its maintenance. But it is clear that such complexity is no guarantee of safety and sustainability. Nevertheless, we can no longer do without technology, since we depend on engineering that is applied to the solution of problems. The times in which we live have been called the Anthroposphere. That is to say, it is the human being who has established the conditions of life on the planet, its maintenance and who decides its future. It is the technological biopolitical perspective that dictates the rhythm of the world.”

“The project deals with artificiality, as an extension of the idea of art. The identity between the matter of the work of art and the exhibition concept is evident. Artificial Paradise refers to the attraction of the human being for the product of his technical work, extensively for a possible biomechanical future.

The work abstractly presents this fascination, the skin of the machine, as a reflection of light on the object. The material manipulated is aluminum, a synthetic metal made from bauxite powder.

The exhibition takes place in 8 different formats, in an atmosphere of festive artificiality? 

What is not artificial in the exhibition room? Perhaps still the body of the observer.” 

– Jordi Gipsert Pi

About the artist:


JORDI GISPERT PI

 Born in Barcelona (1957), he studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Sant Jordi, Barcelona.

In 1980 he began his exhibition career with his first exhibitions in galleries in Europe: Formentera, Barcelona, Paris, Giessen, Torino. In 1990 the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya awarded him the Prize for Creativity for his artistic-playful project “El Juego del Laberinto”, based on Mediterranean symbolism and intended to invigorate the city during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

Since then, he continues his artistic production with exhibitions in private galleries as well as in institutional spaces and commissions for private collectors. His work develops Visual Ecology, which artistically invokes the care of the landscape as an environment. In his book “Econsciencia y Mismidad”, which can be read at www.nuskito.com, he explores on the paradigms of knowledge to reach self-contentment and the utopian perspective of a possible world, which has overcome sadomasochism.