Felipe Pantone [b. 1986, Buenos Aires, Argentina] lives and works in Valencia, Spain. Beginning his career as a graffiti artist at the age of twelve, he went on to receive a degree in Fine Art from University in Valencia. Recent exhibitions include Beyond the Streets New York (2019) and Los Angeles (2018) curated be Roger Gastman; Art from the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2018); Chromadynamica Dimensional, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ (2017);and Vitality and Verve at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA (2016)
For Pantone, his art is a meditation on the ways we consume visual information. Drawing inspiration from kinetic artist like Victor Vasarely and Carlos Cruz-Diez — who both utilized the moiré effect (in which lines of contrasting color give the impression of movement) — his contemporary work produces the sensation of vibration as the viewer’s position changes in relation to the work. To achieve the desired effect, Pantone utilizes modeling software which allows for 3D insights into a project, which then can be translated into frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures which give tactile merit to what is occurring in the digital world.