Somewhere under a vast solid dome 05/18/2019 - 06/15/2019
Brazilian artist born in Sao Paulo and living in Milan, Debora Hirsch nourishes her research with scientific knowledge acquired during her engineering studies. She develops a metaphysical approach to art where different realities are intertwined. Drawing from archives, antique books, social network and data found on the Internet, her works bring forth stunning combinations of scattered universes revealing hidden realities, such as the influence of media and technology in our modern societies. For her first personal exhibition at Galerie Dix9, Debora Hirsch presents a body of new works from a project called "Firmamento", consisting of paintings, videos and "mirror objects". The project is focused on the relationship between the colonization of Brazil and digital colonialism, displaying similar procedures - distraction, schemes and even lies -, instruments of manipulation, homogenization, surveillance and control.
Hirsch has been investigating the limits of representation and aims at resending perception towards the network to which we are all interconnected and depending on, she has a metaphysical approach to art where different realities are intertwined. Each painting, beyond its aesthetic harmony, is to be analyzed, even decoded. Debora Hirsch seeks to create a balanced coexistence between seemingly unrelated worlds, both in time and space, in order to unveil hidden realities, subtle connections and similarities. Hirsch's works are both harmonious and complex, born of an erudite and poetic construction from scattered and decontextualized elements: fragments of landscapes, architectural details, traces of traditional decorative motifs that unconsciously recall the microscopic life, scientific representations, decoded elements of digital language, algorithms, and elements borrowed from American colonial imagery.