Hubert Marot and Pedro Matos at Bid Project

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Artists:  Hubert Marot and Pedro Matos

Exhibition title: Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface

Curated by: Domenico de Chirico

Venue: Bid Project, Milan, Italy

Date: November 5 – 30, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Bid Project, Milan

Hubert Marot’s work is a transormation of the principles of images. Imprint is the basis for the artist’s gesture which declines, in his works of photographic prints, cyanotypes on canvas, emulsions on glass or casts, the various techniques of development, printing, and reproduction. Shape, cut out, pasted, borrowed, printed, structures a whole work dedicated to the process. Inventing the chemistry which will make visible the line, the crease, the curve on a canvas or in matter itself, creating the intensity of a perfect colour, allowing mixture and pattern to set on glass or duplicating the image from a Polaroid: each composition is architected to reveal, in the light of passing time, its own efects of texture, volume, transparency, thickness.

Pedro Matos chooses to explore lines, trying to give to light that same lyric and beauty of their symbolic complexity and meaning. With the prevalent use of linen canvases, the artist manually intervenes with absolute accuracy and an attentive visual slightness. Metaphorically, studying the vertex of human action on nature, destructive and constructive in the same time, intervenes with a gestural celerity that countersigns the works’ transformation. Conceptually can be similar to the urban culture or to the grafti’s street style and the cut-up in advertisement. As an abstraction, he manipulates immaterial shapes imagined with levity, creating new semantic frontiers.

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Hubert Marot, Dazzling, 2015

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Hubert Marot, Dazzling, 2015 (detail)

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Hubert Marot, Untitled (Gova II), 2015

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Hubert Marot, Untitled (Gova III), 2015

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Hubert Marot, Untitled (Gova IV), 2015

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Hubert Marot, The Marble Warbles, 2015

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Hubert Marot, The Marble Warbles, 2015 (detail)

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Hubert Marot, Apnea, 2015

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Hubert Marot, Apnea, 2015 (detail)

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Hubert Marot, On se réveillait tôt, 2015

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Hubert Marot, On se réveillait tôt, 2015 (detail)

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Hubert Marot, Untitled (Gova I), 2015

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Hubert Marot, Twinkling, 2015

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Hubert Marot, Twinkling, 2015 (detail)

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Hubert Marot, She caught a glimpse, 2015

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Hubert Marot, She caught a glimpse, 2015 (detail)

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PedroMatos1web_After all its just a trick. Yes, its just a trick

Pedro Matos, After all… it’s just a trick. Yes, it’s just a trick, 2015

PedroMatos2web_TheyÔÇÖre the best because they donÔÇÖt go nowhere

Pedro Matos, They’re the best because they don’t go nowhere, 2015

PedroMatos8web_Therefore Let this novel begin

Pedro Matos, Therefore… Let this novel begin, 2015

PedroMatos9web_You ought to see her

Pedro Matos, You ought to see her, 2015

PedroMatos10web_The Saint wonÔÇÖt even notice

Pedro Matos, The Saint won’t even notice, 2015

PedroMatos5web_August is coming to but end and September is not arriving.

Pedro Matos, August is coming to but end and September is not arriving, 2015

PedroMatos6web_I Didn't find it

Pedro Matos, I Didn’t find it, 2015

PedroMatos7web_Silence and Sentiment

Pedro Matos, Silence and Sentiment, 2015

PedroMatos3web_In that moment of not pretending

Pedro Matos, Fainter and Fainter, 2015

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Pedro Matos, Fainter and Fainter, 2015 (detail)

PedroMatos4web_Fainter and Fainter

Pedro Matos, In that moment of not pretending, 2015

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Pedro Matos, In that moment of not pretending, 2015 (detail)

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