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3.31.2020 – 5.1.2020
FEASIBILITY & IMPOSSIBILITY
Obdulio Piloto b.1978
These abstract works were made sporadically by Dr. Piloto inside his Miami laboratory between the challenging moments of persuing something thought to be impossible. The artist sought not only to have the scope to fully explore materials, color, medium, and texture but also to hide deeper meaning using a variety of materials. They have absorbed the tension between the unrestrained, self-taught artist, the highly trained scientist, and the curious inventor…often times hiding under plain sight thoughts that keep him up at night.
DNA encrypted paint, candles, acetones, psyllium husk, dyes, clay, fire, water, carbon nanoparticles, gold, and 12 carats of ethically mined diamonds.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Obdulio Piloto B. 1978 - Cuban-American.
ARTIST – SCIENTIST – INVENTOR
Dr. Obdulio Piloto improves his scientific creativity through artistic practice. He acknowledges creativity is transformative and central to scientific pursuits. As a radical scientist and social entrepreneur, his ambitions rely on challenging ineffective healthcare systems, specially in the early diagnosis of diseases like cancer. His global team is developing novel biomedical approaches, and cross-pollinating disciplines like nanotechnology, organic chemistry, materials science, molecular medicine and artificial intelligence. As an American-born, descendant of Cuban immigrants, Cuban Slang written using spray paint, often play a role in transmitting, highly complex themes. He often acknowledges his introvertedness and reclusiveness as an impediment for greater social change. As an artist, his greatest contribution to art history could be pioneering the Molecular Portrait; artworks depicting people as deconstructed mixtures of molecules, an avant-garde series of work that reimagine our entire humanity. As certain symbols have become “visual code,” allowing people from vastly different cultures and generations, to comprehend each others, he hopes Molecular Portraiture remove our human-derived preconceptions about others while probing the vulnerabilities of the existential human condition. Through this visual language, he explores human identity and its essence as automation, CRISPR, AI, and wealth inequality take shape in our society. He often creates a dialogue between the technological and ideological differences between the East and West and their race for supremacy.
Dr. Piloto revisits the influence of science and history, and creates parallels that challenge new forms of exploring the past, when imagining the future.
At a time when understanding our interconnectedness and fragility is most critical, the radical notion of “Molecular Portraits” provides a unique perspective that he hopes, at the very least, helps us better understand what makes us human.
The “dots” if proven successful, will greatly contribute to the future of our species.
His invention is currently under clinical human trials in China.
Dr. Piloto works with Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs, Singapore’s Temasek Laboratory, and Bill Gate’s Global Good.