Paintings 2011-2013

“How can we conceive the amalgam — in appearance impossible — between, on the one hand, bar codes, these inert effigies created to commercially identify objects, and on the other hand, textures characterized by what we could call “vivid black and white”? Joseph Chahfe has made it his mission to create this unique and non conventional combination, dissociating the world of profane and daily figures — like the numbers identifying the goods that surrounds us — and the universe of emotional recollection recreated through colour schemes filled with observed past experiences. The artist’s practise comes to fruition to the extent that this coexistence becomes in itself the generating matrix of the work presented in the rhythm of a sequential read”. The codification of memory >>
An interpretation of Joseph Chahfe’s work by Jorge Pantaleón