Mihai Plătică is drawn to natural phenomena, celestial objects and underground formations that he explores in photographs on the cusp of poetic figuration and abstraction. His works lead us into a territory at the edge of perception, in which we reflect on what is visible or perceptible and what is invisible or susceptible.
Art and science complement each other in Plătică’s world. His interest in physics runs the gamut, from optics to astronomy and cosmology. It informs his practice in a way that manages to spark the viewers’ sense of wonder and draw them further into mysterious landscapes and surprising topographies.
While scientists use formulas to control the relativity of research, the artist uses photographic techniques, such as the manipulation of the chromatic model RGB, to analyse reality’s relativity. His works aim to question photography’s ability to capture the complexity of reality. The RGB model thus functions as a unique mediator between art and science, an exercise of visual remediation of the world.
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