About the artist
Cosmoselector is an interdisciplinary and eclectic artist. His work represents a journey in search of beauty trapped within the sedimentary geology that nature draws on the exoplanets known to science today.
It is a mental experiment that seeks to create a visual game about what is possible, about the probable landscapes that hide these worlds of which today we only know their existence but that are still unobservable due to the vast distances that separate us. Far from us in time and space, the optical lenses of our telescopes are unable to distinguish the colors and textures of their surfaces. Our technological eyes, our artificial gaze is still myopic and does not go beyond informing us of its presence up there.
In this blurry space, the discovery of the unexpected has always been one of the most powerful catalysts of human civilization. Our worldview has been shaken by several encounters with the impossible, but none like the two events that catapulted the Renaissance: the gaze at the stars that produced the fall of geocentrism and the suicidal journey across the cold sea – carried out by men who feared to rush in the infinite waterfalls of the world - that revealed the existence of something unknown and completely unexpected. Before this happened, before these two limits were demolished, Pierre d'Allí published in 1402 his famous Imago mundi, a cosmography, a portrait of the earth and the sky that sought to capture what then represented the totality of the world.
In the same way with Imago alius mudi -the image of other worlds- the artist intends to anticipate through creative power the unexpected of those realities that perhaps one day we will get to know. The desire to simply take a look at something completely different will not be satiated by the man of the present, but the impatience can be rested for a moment through art.
Each of the works represents a selection of geological samples collected on this trip. The observer, like the explorer himself, is forced to give meaning to each one of them, to imagine the world from which it has been extracted and to explain the natural phenomenon that could have produced it.
The deep intention of the collection is to launch a challenge in which the doubt arises as to whether the object in front of us is the result of a natural possibility, the creation of a human intelligence or perhaps something much more complex.
Are these planets pure desolation or the imprint of a different art? Why are these fragments of land beautiful to us? Why does its mathematical-geometric harmony give us aesthetic pleasure? Why has the explorer chosen them? Why do children pick up some stones on the beach and not others? Where lies the source of the sublime in the natural?
We have not yet found life or intelligence on the planets around us... but in all of them we have found beauty.