Felipe Pantone - Praesentia
Text(s) by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Juan Bautista Peiro, Lucas Benarroch, Roger Gastman and Sozyone Gonzalez
Designed by Lucas Benarroch - Makinda, Inc.
33.6 x 23.5 cm
Hardback with Di-Cut and Printed, Acrylic Slip Case
Publisher: Beyond the Streets and Gingko Press
Felipe Pantone’s new monograph, Praesentia, meaning ‘present time’ in Latin, highlights the last ten years of his studio work and global installations. Showcasing over 250 illustrations, photos and essays by friends and contemporaries, plus personal anecdotes, it is Pantone’s most comprehensive collection of work to date.
Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist. He started doing graffiti at the age of 12, eventually graduating with a Fine Art degree in Valencia, Spain, where his studio is currently based. Pantone evokes a spirit in his work that feels like a collision between an analog past and a digitized future, where human beings and machines will inevitably glitch alongside one another in a prism of neon gradients, geometric shapes, optical patterns, and jagged grids. His work deals with dynamism, transformation, digital revolution, and themes related to the present time. Pantone works on various forms of software, which is then translated into frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures, giving tactile merit to what’s occurring in the digital world. His applications are diverse and united by the intersection of technology and fine art.