Digital: Horacio Hospedales

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Hospedales, Horacio - 13 bitsHoracio Hospedales – 13 Bits, Power Tools and Accessories, 2013, still from video

The Digital exhibition opens on Sunday, April 24. Here is another feature:
Bio
Horacio Hospedales is a Trinidad-born multi-media artist, who has been practicing for twenty-one years. He attained a BFA at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan in 1995. He began exhibiting in Manhattan soon after graduation and worked as a muralist and decorative painter mainly for exclusive residencies throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. After a short hiatus from his career, he resumed in 2013 producing a large amount of digital works. Hospedales’ work has been featured in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and the ARC Magazine New Media exhibition at the Medulla Art Gallery in 2015 and, earlier on, at the Brecht Forum, West Village New York (1997) and the Space Time Light Gallery at East Village New York (1996). Horacio Hospedales now lives and works in Trinidad.

Hospedales, Horacio - 13 bits (2)Horacio Hospedales – 13 Bits, Power Tools and Accessories, 2013, still from video

About the Work
“My current body of work evolved with a dominant focus on mating ‘apps’ with established software. This crossbreeding of ‘apps’ and software narrowed his creative field to its bare essentials and a primitive knowhow.”
“The medium is reworked across operating systems until cracks in the wall between handheld ‘app’ and desktop software dissolve to embellish the narrative. Taking cues and reflecting our daily interaction with social networking media and past and present movies, I use found images and film, juxtaposed against my original film. The video format is often reduced to fifteen seconds, as established by Instagram as the new ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ for the digital age.”

Hospedales, Horacio - 13 bits (3)Horacio Hospedales – 13 Bits, Power Tools and Accessories, 2013, still from video