Galeria Belo Galsterer
March 13th // May 10th, 2014
The series of works titled “BYTE” (2014), consists of isolated panels, shaped square or circular, made of aluminum lacquered plates and painted with alkyd paint (fast drying oil paint). The title “BYTE” evokes the machine language in computing, in which the genesis of the word, and thus of communication, is a combination of octets of bits.
In fact, a byte is defined as a unit of digital information consisting of eight-bit sequence of electronic devices that are turned on or off, and graphically representing binary language by the numbers zero and one. Each of these paintings, for their circular shapes (zero) and square (one) questions the hypothetical observer if the coexistence of word and image will be possible only in a contrived, coded form.
Pedro Calapez, 2014