In eastern philosophies,“Nothingness“ can be interpreted as the space that contains thoughts, the formless that contains form, meaning that the one cannot exist without the other.A famous Zen story tells about a Frog that is led from it’s native pond to the ocean and when coming over the last hill and finally seeing the ocean that had previously only been described to it in words; it’s head explodes.The human condition implies a search for and a necessity to find a meaning to the fragile and fleeting nature of existence. Skyping with Descartes describes and illustrates the absurdity of analyzing one’s way through the struggles of life and suggests a more direct and playful approach by disappearing into the great oceans of ”nothingness”.
Alvaro Campo, born 1972 is a Spanish/Swiss artist, based in Stockholm Sweden. Alvaro is a multi-disciplinary artist and his range of work goes from drawing, photography and performance to video and installation art. He is co-founder of several art collectives (www.glimp.se, http://www.candyland.se and http://www.hammarbyartport.se) and has also curated many exhibitions during the past eight years at Candyland / artist-run initiative in Stockholm.Alvaro has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in sweden and internationally. He has just recently received several grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee to develop his work.
Alvaro Campo – Stockholm Sweden