Rodolfo Choperena —
22/9 - 18/10 2016
According to the Quantum Physics theory, an object is either wave-like or of particle like in nature and its actual state is determined by the observation of an observer. In other words, reality does not exist, if you are not looking at it.
Rodolfo Choperena sees the reality surrounding him as a light beam emanation in the form of waves. The artist’s eye, extended by a camera and supported by a highly studied means of advanced methodology, (e.g. maneuvering the camera's position, aperture and exposure settings etc.) focuses a broad specter of ambivalent reality including various personal items, natural elements, landscapes, textures, living material, even processes.
Exploring intangible aspects of a tangible reality, Choperena puts into question the limits of human perception, considers fluid polarity between the representational and the abstract in the art, and reflects on the ambiguity of matter and energy. Indeed, it is the energy of reality the artist is immersing into and driving his inspiration from.
Recent discoveries in the field of Quantum Physics have shaken the argument ground for positivist science neglecting of a ‘spiritual essence’ of the universe, hence Choperena's “Chakra” observations represented as monochromatic or polychromatic textures do not doubt introducing scientific terms when interpreting the artist's work.
And doing this once again, consideration of experiments with photons suggested that the object's behavior is actually determined by the observation leads us to conclusion that the reality is what we as observers decide it to be: Choperena's decision to see the reality as
graceful dance of colors makes his world as gracefully joyful as he wishes it to be.
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