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My very first oiloncanvas was the "Sad Tree"

“in Milan, Italy: in late 1995, I painted 4 "SadTree" paintings, for four exhibitions that opened later in 1996. "MORE THAN REAL", Palazzo Reale, Caserta, IT, "TRAFFIC", CAPC,Bordeaux, FR, SPRING COLLECTION, DESTE Athens, GR and ANALIX GALLERY, Geneve, CH

"EXISTENCE" Paintings

“The first painting of Existence was the Sad Tree. Invited to participate at "Traffic", the exhibition that launched Nicola Bourriaud's "Relational Aesthetics", I decide to paint a picture that was stuck in my mind from the days of art school. That was three trees, two strong ones and a weak tree, curved as if the wind blows it. As I had no idea of how to paint realistically, I called a friend and he gave me a few instructions that later became content for FrancescoBonami.com (Neen Painting Manifesto). I decide to paint four versions of the SadTree and send a copy to every exhibition that I was invited to participate at that very moment.

1995

1995

1995

And in 2011

But Just Before..

“In Milan, Italy...

"Written in Computers" Paintings

“Just before painting the Sad Tree, I looked on the screen of my laptop and there were things written on it... There was a progress bar. A sign saying "Stop" and another saying "Continue". Another sign would say "Game Paused"... I decide to project those commands on a canvas and paint them. Quite a few years later, in 2010, I looked on what was written on computers again. That was in Bogota, Colombia while I was preparing my first one-man show. I"ve found stuff on Google written about me (and painted them) and then someone start asking me if I had any resources about Multiple Universes..

1995

2010

2017

in 1996 I begun Painting...

“in Dijon, FR at "Le Consortium"

PORTRAITS OF DIGITAL MACHINES

“During the Traffic exhibition I was invited for an one-man show by Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot and Eric Troncy. After seeing my "Sad Tree" at Bourriaud's exhibition, they wanted paintings! "What shall I paint?" I asked Vanessa Beecroft- my partner of those days.. She had no idea either but she was reading a book about Andy Warhol. "here it says that Warhol also didn't know what to paint so he asked a friend of his. "What do you like the most?" the friend asked. "Money"-said Warhol. "so just paint money".. At that moment, what I liked most was computers so I decide to start painting them...

1996

1996

1998

2001

2002

"New Abstraction" Paintings

“"We want to make an one-man show with you" said Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot and Eric Troncy,"we want paintings!". OK I said-although I had no idea what I should be painting, (in my mind there was just a single picture, the "Sad Tree"...). Andy Warhol had the same problem and finally he just decide to paint what he loved most. For Warhol, that was money, for me it was my laptop computer. That laptop was an APPLE PowerBook,when kept closed it was all grey-with just a spot of color on it. It was so abstract and at the same time so perfectly realistic: "the perfect subject" I decided, "I should just simply keep painting this until I die.."

1997

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"Patients" PAINTINGS

“"There's something wrong.. I don't know what exactly.. We all seam suffering from something, we look like PATIENTS"

1996

1997

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1999

2001

2008

2013

2014

And in 1997, looking what's next to the computer

“ in NYC, where else?

1997

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2000

2001

2007

And then...

“in NYC...

"CABLES" Paintings

“painting cables in NYC

1997

1998

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2006

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2010

2013

2014: "NORA'S"

2014: "NORA'S"

And at the same time I looked at my floor

“I looked at my floor in NYC

"My Floor" Paintings

“"My Floor" Paintings in NYC

1997

1998

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2001

2005

2006

At that same year...

“I noticed there's a new point of view so I start painting "Point of View" in NYC

"Point of View " Paintings

“"My Floor" Paintings in NYC

1997

1998

1999

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2003

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2005

2007

"Playing Videogames" Paintings

“"Playing Videogames" Paintings in NYC

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2005

And because there was already INTERNET ...

“I start painting "Internet Paintings" in NYC

1997

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2011

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2016

Everybody now Looking at Screens...

“I start painting "Looking at Screens" in NYC

"LOOKING AT COMPUTER SCREENS"

1998

1999

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2001

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2005

2011

2013 : MY FAMILY IN ROME

2013: CATALINA

2013: IN Bogotá

2013: Girls looking...

2013

2013: HAIM

And from 2000..

“ in NYC I start painting "Screens"

"Screen" Paintings

“ in NYC "My Floor" Paintings

2000

2010

2010

And from 2000...

“ in Los Angeles: I start painting "Women"

"Women" Paintings

“"Women" in Los Angeles

2003

2003: "LONG MAI"

2004

2005

2013

And in 2001

“in New York: I start painting the series "TWO"

"TWO" Paintings

“"Two" Paintings in New York and France and Greece

2001

2007

2010

And in 2005

“in NYC: I start painting "Point of View"

"Groups" Paintings

“"Groups" Paintings in Paris

And in 2007 we had GPS...

“in France: I start painting ""Navigator" PAINTINGS"

"Navigator" PAINTINGS

“ Are we lost? No, there are all those GPS with us..

2007

2010

2010

2010

And "Pirate Paintings"...

“In Milan: Paintings with the PirateBay.org boat painted on them and a hard drive from where one can "grab" pirated files..

2009

2009

2009

And...

“Everywhere..I start painting "Monochrome Paintings Paintings" in Rome and Bogotá

"Monochrome" Paintings

“ Monochromes are the paintings of paintings..

2013

2013

"Nature" PAINTINGS

“In Colombia... Suddenly I discovered nature so I start painting "Nature Paintings"

2009

2010

2014

2015

2017

And Selfies...

“in Bogotá: I start painting "Selfie Paintings"

"Selfie" PAINTINGS

“ As we all start looking ourselves mirrored on the palms of ourselves where now a computer screen is glued, I start painting "Selfie Paintings" in Bogotá. I didn't paint any faces on them-that would be banal.. just the "mirrors"...

2010

And from 2012...

“in Derveni, Greece: I start painting "Google Nature Paintings"

"Google Nature" Paintings

“"Google Nature Paintings" in Derveni

2012

2012

2012

And in 2013...

“in Rome: "Skype Paintings"

"On Skype" Paintings

“in Rome: "Skype Paintings"

2013

2013

2013

"New Groups" Paintings

“in Rome: "New Groups"

2013

2013

"Little Screen" Paintings

“In Bogota.. Suddenly its all about little screens... I decide to start painting portraits of my daughter Alpha as she grows up framed in the different evolution versions of those screens.. I also start doing "Paralell Portraits" and give as a present to those I love. Those who receive those paintings have the choise to either keep its "screen" as it is (blank) or ask me to paint their portrait in it..

"Alphas"

"Parallel Portraits"

Started in Bogotá

2013

Fourfortyfour Paintings

at UNPAINTED in Munich.

2012

2016

2014: Started Painting...

“ in Sabina, Italy: Dried Webpages and Trees on Skype

2014

in Sabina

working on them

2016: I Start Painting...

“in Bogotá: Dried Webpages at the "Taller Internet"

Dried Webpages AT THE INTERNET TALLER

2016

2017

Surfed...

Empty "Dried Webpages" Paintings