Point B | 71 North 7th Street
… to seize your silence: Portraying Saudade
June 10 - July 8, 2015
Solo Exhibition | Patricio Tasisto
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 10th, from 6 - 9 PM
71 North 7th St. Brooklyn, near the Bedford L Train Station or N. 6th St. Ferry Terminal
Gallery is opened on Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 6 PM or by appointment.
Brooklyn, NY (June 3, 2015) - PointB presents … to seize your silence: Portraying Saudade; the first solo exhibition of artist and musician Patricio Tasisto in New York City.
How does one translate a word that doesn’t exist in English? How is one able to depict a mood through visual language? Described as ‘the love that remains’, the Portuguese word saudade refers to a specific elusive melancholic feeling, an incompleteness or profound longing for something absent.
The works included in the exhibition … to seize your silence: Portraying Saudade, are created in response to the deep void felt by the artist after the loss of his own mother at an early age. Tasisto states: “She became a wordless presence for me, an omnipresent silence as I grew up. Due to the impossibility to restrain this quest for her lovingness, I sublimated it, in the pursuit of an idealised love that could not be experienced by myself and only be given.”
To seize your silence: Portraying Saudade is an exhibition comprised of a series of abstracted portraits culled from photographs taken of various people and transient moments. This series of portraits seeks to create visual impressions of the pursuit of a mother’s love. These photographs result in an oneiric conceptualization of Tasisto’s personal memories, deconstructing the subject and outlining it through light and hue. Tasisto strives to capture this sensation of saudade by focusing not on the image of the person but rather the emotive and abstract potential within the image. Metallic and electrifying colors produced by these photographs mimic energy; the color transubstantiated into palpable substance.
Patricio Tasisto is the son of a metaphysical painter Ideal Sanchez, active in the 1940’s who introduced him to the world of visual art. An autodidact, Tasisto began working with photography at the age of thirteen. He is trained as a classical musician, obtaining university degrees in Choir Conducting, Violin and Viola da Gamba in Argentina, Italy and Switzerland. Following his studies, Tasisto began to work as an Early Music performer and sound designer in Avant-garde Theatre and Dance performances.
His experience working with sound led him to incorporate visual and written language into his work. Tasisto has lived and worked in Milan, London, Tokyo, New York City and currently resides in Paris.
Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM