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Lídia Vives Animus, 2020

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Fifty Dots Gallery

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About the work
  • Medium

    Photography : black & white edition

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    35.4 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Hahnemuehle fine art paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Technique: Mixed, gold ink on paper.

    Lleida, November 2020. The award-winning Catalan visual artist Lídia Vives, presented her new series "Psyché", which is, so far, the most ambitious project of her career, and in which she addresses one of the themes that for years we have raised: what is the soul? where is it located? and how can it be represented?
    The photographer, together with the Spanish Gallery Fifty Dots, and her father, painter Arturo Vives, combines techniques in which the photographic elements represent the soma (body) and the writings or drawings, symbolize the psyche (soul) to approach the different theories about the “communication of substances” or how something immaterial like the soul can interact with something material, like the body.
    In this way, human silhouettes appear in black, almost imperceptible, like X-rays, while texts, drawings, cartesian passages, chemical formulas and musical notations appear in golden pigment, in accordance with the Byzantine tradition to represent what is transcendent.

    In addition, in its physical versions, they will be unique editions, resembling jewels, since each of the prints will be hand-operated with authentic gold pigment, as tradition dictates.
    "Psyché" is inspired by various cultural references that relate this duality to chemical formulas associated with behavior and spirit; Plato's Phaedo; the Quaestiones Disputatae of Santo Tomás de Aquino; and Descartes's theory of the meeting of body and soul in the pineal gland.
    Thus, this series is a pictorial reflection of the theories and attempts to reach an agreement on the location, definition and even conceptualization of the soul, inside and outside the body, on which the Catalan Lídia Vives was inspired by.
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Lídia Vives

Spain Born in: 1991 Bestsellers
Lídia Vives is a young photographer born January 29, 1991, she lives and works in Barcelona.

Lídia Vives studied Fine Arts in Barcelona, she currently works as a fashion, musical bands and artistic photographer. Her work is characterized by her pictorial representations, the use of color and the dreamlike quality that she manages to transmit through her images.

When she takes a photograph, her main interest is not only the technical effect, but also the trivial. Her goal is to make people interpret her photographs, to challenge the viewer.

The viewer has to look at the photographs for a while in order to understand the story they are telling.The principal idea is to create disturbing images and to make clear that they are only one image out of a sequence: Fragments.

Lídia Vives doesn't want to create scenes, she wishes to create new worlds.
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Lídia Vives, Animus
Lídia Vives, Animus