Julian Pesce (1988) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lives and works. He trained in drawing, graphic arts, and holds a degree in electronic arts from UNTREF. His work has been declared of cultural interest by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Recently, he received an honorable mention at the National Salon of Visual Arts. He has been awarded the OPENBA prize for a research and production residency at the Basque Design Center, Basque Country. The work produced there was exhibited at the Professional Art Week in Oviedo, Spain. In June of the current year, he had a solo exhibition in Kakheti, Georgia.
During the month of November, he will be exhibiting his work and conducting workshops as a Guest of Honor at the International Festival of Culture in Boyacá in the Plastic Arts Area, which will be open from November 20 to December 2 at the Eduardo Santos House, Colombia.
I am interested in the concept of translation between the pieces I create. Moving from one medium to another allows me to reconfigure the images, change their order, and think about how ideas can be transformed and materialized. My recent works are based on the multiple possibilities of graphic arts as a scalable medium. They include large-scale installations or miniatures of larger pieces.
In our hyper-connected present, I have researched the computational evolution that originated from the first industrial revolution, from the early wooden looms with punched cards to the binary system. This concept is complex, but its essence seems simple: the artist-designer decides where information will pass or not, where there will be energy flow or zero voltage. In this sense, my recent exhibitions visually relate textile, computational pieces, and graphics, which share the same principle of obstruction/permission in the passage of information, previously designed by a person.
Outside of purely manual or analog work, in the case of textile and graphics, these are disciplines that are mediated by machines (engraving press, computer, loom), with much process before reaching the resulting image, as they are indirect techniques.
Photo by Agustina Puricelli