BRAZILIAN DUO RACHELMAURICIO CASTRO USE BOTH WEB DESIGN AND GRAPHICS IN THEIR CREATIONS
CARMEN HUST | ARTICULATE #19 | APRIL 2019
In the work of rachelmauricio castro the most common functions are broken: clear and orderly directions of reading and hierarchy of information. The functional characteristics of design become pure aesthetics – its own content.
The Brazilian artists Rachel (1953) and Mauricio (1978) Castro work below the alias rachelmauricio castro, as a synthesis demonstrating their career so far and their particular style. They use common elements of everyday objects, web design and graphic elements, such as household objects, special typographic characters and typographic compositions, animations and layout style, including photography in graphic context. Their media works are generated on both LG computers, MACs and from iPhones.
In their work, the most common functions are broken: clear and orderly directions of reading and hierarchy of information. The functional characteristics of design become pure aesthetics – its own content.
To summarize the current world, rachelmauricio castro favorize photography as a tool of documentation. In a blend of such documentation, their work is generated from thorough research mixed with their own experiences and at random digital output. Never lacking intuition, rachelmauricio castro always seek to follow their line of reasoning and coherence in their work, in their search for displaying aesthetics and content on its own.
Typing as an example the duos logins rache12 and mnc1978 as network logins and passwords, translated in alphanumeric characters, offers the universe of rachelmauricio castro to be explored.
Sites like rachelmauricio castro offer a change of standards, aiming to conceptualize the message, as content (an object) in itself, and the only communicative media in the relationship between human and machine.
British film director, screenwriter and artist Peter Greenaway (1942), influences their work since he in rachelmauricio castro’s perspective manages to unite elements of playful art with mathematical reasoning of numbers. The French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), also has had a great impact on the work of rachelmauricio castro. Introducing the concept of ready-mades, Duchamp transported elements of everyday life into the world of arts and gave objects a higher degree of aesthetics, which fascinates rachelmauricio castro.
The Brazilian-American contemporary artist and professor Eduardo Kac (1962) also is an inspiration to the Brazilian duo, since his artworks span a wide range of practices, including performance art, poetry, holography, interactive art, telematic- and transgenic art. Last but not least, rachelmauricio castro finds their inspiration in Brazilian artist Waltércio Caldas (1946), best known as part of Brazil's Neo-Concretism movement as well as for his eclectic choices in materials. These influences reflect the academic background of rachelmauricio castro, who holds degrees within the domains of architecture, industrial design and visual arts.
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