ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Arthur Trombetta (born 1992) is a French Artist based in Kent, UK. He completed his BA in photography and Video Art at the University of Bedfordshire in 2016 and recently graduated from his MA Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, London.

 

My practice is centered around the ambiguous nature of the image which flickers with the sophistication of new technology. I am amazed by how it is now possible to create an image from nothing and yet make it realistic enough to trick the viewer of its real nature - how can we tell if an image is authentic ?

 

Throughout  my practice, mixing mediums such as painting, photography and sometimes video art and drawings, helps me to experiment and create images in an attempt to create artwork similar to satellite photographs, maps or planets. I often present my work as accurate scientific documents in order to challenge an audience in questioning if what they are being told or shown is fact or fiction.

 

 

 

 CV

 

Education

2016 – 2018  MA Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

 

2013 – 2016  BA (Hons), First Class, Photography and Video Art, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK.

 

2011 – 2012  Professional Certificate in Directing and Acting, E.C.T.Q, Quebec, Canada.

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Group Exhibitions

2018

Flock 2018, GX Gallery, London, UK. 

Beyond the Image, Espacio Gallery, London, UK. 

Graduate Show, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

 

2017

Somehow You and I Collide, The Laundry building, CSM Interim show, London, UK.

BIG SPACE VI, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

 

2016

Graduated Show, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

 

2015

Inglorious Artists, The Departure Lounge, Luton, UK.

Video Killed The Roger Scruton, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK.                        

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Solo Exhibitions

2017

Garnier des Arts, Saint-Etienne, France.

 

2016

Garnier des Arts, Saint-Etienne, France.

Synthetic, The Artworks’ gallery, Elephant and Castle, London, UK.

 

2015

Gallery Garnier des Arts, Saint-Etienne, France.

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Awards

Awarded ‘Best in Show’ for the work ‘O’, University of Bedfordshire, UK, 2015

 Awarded for best scenario for ‘Carty’ by E.C.T.Q, Canada, 2010