Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist, who started doing graffiti at the age of 12. He graduated with a Fine Art degree in Valencia (Spain) where his studio is based. Pantone’s work deals with dynamism, transformation, digital revolution, and themes related to the present times.
After abandoning his artistic studies, Felipe has developed his own personal avant-garde graffiti style. His use of shape and colour draws the viewer into his hypnotic and vibrant world, reminding us of a garish 80s atmosphere; synth pop and SMPTE colour bars on the TV. Pantone’s bright graphic style is at the forefront of street art. Using strong colours, sharp edges, and bold shapes, his work draws you in to his own dynamic aesthetic.
For Pantone, his art is a meditation on the ways we consume visual information. His contemporary work produces the sensation of vibration as the viewer’s position changes in relation to the work. To achieve the desired effect, Pantone utilises modeling software which allows for 3D insights into a project, which then can be translated into frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures which give tactile merit to what is occurring in the digital world.
“Colour only happens because of light, and light is the only reason why life happens. Light and colour are the very essence of visual art. Thanks to television, computers, and modern lighting, our perception of light and colour has changed completely.” – Pantone