Beyond the Streets

Felipe Pantone


Felipe Pantone’s “Optichromie 114,” part of the Optichromie series, stands as his biggest studio work to date. The four pieces forming the diptych are joined together with a system of magnets, demonstrating the elements of ultradynamism common in much of his work. The “Planned Iridescence” installation was created onsite by applying vinyl to both sides of the glass, with patterns reacting to one another and motion activation triggered by a viewer’s horizontal movement. The “Moiré Floor” encourages spectators to move and play with the color moiré phenomenon. The series as a whole is influenced by the digital world and the optical art movement, with the title as homage to master Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Physichromies.

Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist who started doing graffiti at the age of 12 and graduated with a fine art degree in Valencia, Spain. His artwork spans from graffiti to kinetic art. High-contrast colors, geometrical patterns and Op Art elements create motion and challenge perspective in a mix of computer-generated graphics, conventional graffiti, typography and abstraction. Pantone lives and maintains his studio in Valencia, Spain.