Danysz Gallery Shanghai, China
"...without distances. There are no distances of any kind that resist his versatility, his self-confidence, his disinhibition. There is no distance between the self-taught young graffiti artist and the artist he is now. There is no distance between inside and outside, between project and object, between author and spectator, between the work and the image, between the unique and the multiple, between the local and the global, between success and error, between freedom and the limits, between the studio and the street, between doubt and certainty, between one and the others, between history and the future. If we adopted a statically chronological point of view, we would say that there is a lot of distance in the intense path traveled by Pantone to date, however I am convinced that it is nothing compared to what remains to be done. And of course, that journey will not be linear or straight. His lines are closer to string theory than to the patterned lines of writing.
Generally we associate space with the static and time with the dynamic. Felipe Pantone shows us again and again the falsity of this generality. In his works everything flows, changes, moves. Everything is dynamic, active, reactive. Everything is vibration in constant movement, persistent, present. A present made physical, brimming with energy in perpetual transformation. A present that does not stop changing, fleeting and slippery, prodigal son of that liquid modernity (Zigmunt Bauman) who escapes between the apprehensive fingers of history and slides unstoppable into the future."
Extract of Catching the light (without distances)
Juan Bautista Peiró
Universitat Politècnica de València
Jan 12th 2018 - Mar 16th 2019