Eat Me 4 by Federico Naef, Switzerland

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Eat Me 4 by Federico Naef, Switzerland

3,500.00

Edition 1 / 9

36x48 inches  |  91x122 cm

Photographic print; Facemount plexiglass

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It is hard to get images of Federico Naef out of your mind. Notwithstanding the veneer of his pop inspired, vertiginous atmosphere, something haunting, even unsettling, permeates his photographs. This is the result of the artist’s highly sophisticated pictorial intelligence, which recognizes the value of indicating spatio-temporal involutions in order to draw the eye and the mind to the space of possibility that can only be aroused by paradox.

Naef’s vision asserts that there is a continuum which validates and nullifies the situation of what might be called “the sensory givens” of physiological and somatic existence. What is striking in these works is the artist’s control of his subject and the seemingly heightened significance of what one might assume is fetishized content. It enchants and mystifies in equal measure.

This passage expresses in some fair measure the quotient of vitality that courses through Naef’s work that deals lightly yet effectively with feelings, perhaps, of separation and loneliness. Within this balance of tensions Naef constructs intimate scenes in which we perceive mindfulness investigating an individual shaped by the culture of consumption.

Federico Naef’s photographs are remarkable images which contain spaces that refer to primary temporality seen as a dynamic unity whose dimensions overlap one another while never co-inciding. The very condition which allows for social connection and shared participation in the common creating of meaning. What we can all share in the viewing of this work is the artist’s commentary on the state of pop culture and consumerism. This engagement on the part of the artist leads the viewer to a space of evocative, straightforward and nuanced expression.