Time Stamp 8:8
Fragments of a memory – deep Sea
Mark Soltero – Fragments of a Memory series
Drawing on memories from his personal history and working in a deliberately monochrome palette, Mark Soltero makes paintings and prints that interrogate relationships between images, memory and materiality.
For Soltero, a picture space comes together as a result of two independent functions – the way we see objects and events in our immediate surroundings, and how we think about these objects and events.
Thinking connects us to images through memory. As a result, the act of thinking engages us in time, history, and association. It is this wider space Soltero contemplates in his practice.
Soltero’s investigations into time involve reflections on memory and history. Every moment one has experienced is remembered by the brain, even if not fully accessible or on demand. The series began with works using the number eight as both a reference to the symbol for infinity and the digital clocks of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The digital eight contains seven segments. When these segments are turned on or hidden they result is a range of numbers and letters. This quality of changeability is reflected in the use of camouflage.
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