aBe

Generative artist statement

Abe Pazos Solatie (°1975, Helsinki, Finland) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Pazos Solatie finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous loss.

His artworks isolate the movements of humans and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, his works references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.

His works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By questioning the concept of movement, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. Abe Pazos Solatie currently lives and works in Berlin.

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Free Open Source Software

I use only Free Open Source Software on my computers. This website is generated using Hugo, a static website generator. Static web sites are more secure and generate less CO2. As Operating System I run ArchLinux and Ubuntu Server. I program in environments like Processing, OpenFrameworks, SuperCollider, the web browser and the web server. Some FOSS programs I use frequently are Blender, DarkTable, Vim, QtCreator, Gimp, Kdenlive, Ffmpeg, Audacity, LibreOffice, MyPaint, mutt, cmus, Midnight Commander, i3, VLC, git.

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