In this series, the starting point is an appropriation of images in high resolution of the cosmos (star clusters, galaxies etc) as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The images are digitally edited with the aid of a computer software: firstly, they become black-and-white images; secondly, the colors are inverted, and what was black turns white, and vice-versa. The luminous dot of a star turns into a black graphic dot on a new white background, so that the viewer may experience a sense of connection between photography and drawing or painting. Subsequently, some of the images are put together and are worked on with both cutting them and distorting them in order to create a new and fictitious space, a poetic space with new and invented relations between different sections of the cosmos. A new universe is literally made up from our own universe. In other words, it is made up from indices of this universe of ours: the Hubble photographs.

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Manoel Veiga graduated as an Electronic Engineer, having been a grantee at the Physics Department. This experience has influenced his artistic work, not only in his paintings where he uses natural phenomena like diffusion and gravity but also in his photographic series like “Dark Matter” where he uses a computer to intervene in Caravaggio’s work in order to discuss the representation of natural space in art. The artist received Bravo! Magazine in his studio in November 2018 to talk about his paintings and the Hubble and Dark Matter series.
Directed by Henk Nieman. Duration of 5 minutes. English subtitles.


São Paulo, Brasil