This PhotoBrussels Festival, Cloud Seven introduces In Between, a show where Aniceto Exposito Lopez explores the universe of representation.
Aniceto rejects the idea that absence implies inexistence precisely because, with the help of radiographic processes, the unknown can be explored. In his search to question the hidden meaning of objects, he seeks presence in an apparent absence, placing the focus of interest on what an artwork can tell for itself when the notion of reality is called into question.
The artist considers X-rays as a photographic negative that reverses the positive and negative values of this medium. His work is mostly based on the composition of three-dimensional still lifes conceived in a medical imaging laboratory. Using objects from different periods and origins, he takes a series of photographs, evaluates the results, repeating the process by changing the position of the objects and shooting from different angles until an unknown image emerges. He then presents his compositions inserted in a three-dimensional plexiglass support.
In Between aims to visualise a personal quest by presenting works made between 1993 and 2023, in some cases, revisiting the same images. In addition to a series of X-rays, In Between introduces new works that further explore the space between figuration and abstraction.