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detail, print error

print Error, 2011

photographic series on “found” printed errors

Working with found images, resulting from a printing error, this work displays images from news outlets, such as AFP or Reuters news agencies in their contextual printing error.

The result here works as an “objet trouvé” [1] intended, per se.

A loooked for “error” where the printer paints the paper, wrongly coloring scenes from news with related captions; The printed result being the result of this series.

Working with photojournalism references, pop art and dadaism, the result are limited edition prints in fine art paper glicée prints.

Paula Alzugaray, in ISTOE magazine: “Max Gomes (GPinto) expõe pinturas que dialogam com a linguagem da colagem, atualizando tradições que vão do objeto trouvé dadaísta à pop art. Destaque para a série intitulada “Errr”, realizada a partir de apropriações de prints fotográficas da agência Reuters de jornalismo. A intervenção do artista se dá na carga de tinta de impressora que “suja” – ou “pinta”, segundo o ponto de vista – a imagem.”

Paula Alzugaray in ISTOÉ magazine, sept 2011

[1] objet trouvé / found art:
originates from the French objet trouvé, describing art created from undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function