Light, plus light.
A libertarian gesture, erratic and spontaneous, draws in the darkness a luminous trail and robbery. The landscape, captured by photography, transmits itself to mimic the transformations that Patty Simon operates in her subjectivity as a woman and to be creative, which at a given moment senses the need to overcome the limits imposed by the chosen language technique to be her platform of expression.
The German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a student of color theory, understood that "even natural organs such as the eye require imagination to see." According to him, there is a need for a kind of introvision - apparently spontaneous and immediate apprehension of relations - so that the faculty of the visible gains senses beyond appearances. Therefore, to see in a complex and integral way, is linked to the process of self-formation of the human being.
The aesthetic strategies created by Patty Simon, in the series Intimate Mutations, reflect a need to give insight to this insight. It is a non-existent landscape, which can not be perceived with naked eyes, but only through poetics and introspection. Instead of recording the world, the artist transfigures it to the light. Photography that is done not only with the eyes but also with the body and mind in connection with the mysteries of non-dogmatic creation.
Photography-performance that results in the expression of a parallel world where the artist transits in search of its renewed essence and invites us to unveil its symbolism. A catharsis that implies a reinvigorated form of perception of the environment. Imagination that drives the creative gesture through a labyrinth of accidents, since the artist deliberately bets on the gesture instinctive and not rational.
This mis-en-scène created by Patty Simon necessarily leads the observer of these provocative works, to summon his freer cognitive processes to transit through those faerie landscapes that have the power to lead us to a high state of perception, as pointed out by Goethe . The transfigured reality is a poetic and political landscape that can lead us to a higher understanding of the purposes of life. Art and transcendence unite in these intimate and inspiring mutations.
Eder Chiodetto


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