JJRibi

Digital Arts

Painting with Digital Photography


I feel like the contemporary version of a classicist painter: my canvas is digital and my palette consists in a vast photographic archive.


Blending dozens of photographs in intricate compositions of hundreds of layers, I’m driven to give a realistic consistency to the realm of imagination.

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PORTFOLIO


My work is divided in collections, each dedicated to a specific project or concept

ONESKIN


Diversity is nature’s main strategy for survival of the species; diversification multiplies the chances to navigate successfully trough the evolutionary ordeal: It is our greatest gift, but can also be our greatest weakness.


Tribal Psychology & the magnification effect of socialmedia is at the root of the rise of social divisiveness: our brain can be tricked into inclusion or exclusion of our similars with the smallest and most illogical of differences.

Today’s society has been shattered into thousands of micro factions, all strategically piloted to nurture anger and fear for each other.


Visually this project accesses the social issue via the obvious racial diversity, but the ideals behind it, dive way deeper into our collective psyche.

Race, patriotism, religion, political views, etc. are just some of the illusory barriers that keep us separated and disempowered. 


These are exciting times to be alive, in the midst of history being made:

Will humanity unite and seize its sovereignty, or will it fall divided into an ever increasing dystopian future? - United we rise, divided we fall.

NEON DEMON


A CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE NARRATED WITH STILL IMAGES

The Neon Demon concept is an untold story that develops through inanimate characters.

The public is given the setting, the ambience, the soundtrack and the characters.

It is up to the people’s imagination to combine such elements into a fictional story, unfolding in many possible ways according to each individual’s point of view.


A love story, a thriller, an adventure or a drama, all possible genres encased in a sci-fi setting, designed to stimulate spontaneous creativity and dialog, while dozens of different narratives overlap in the same space, awakening the inner storyteller in the public’s mind.


This project wants to draw attention on individual differences when perceiving the same reality, the vast array of narratives stemming from commonly experienced events, ultimately being translated in alternative realities, dictated by personal experience, background and each individual inner environment.

ZERO PLASTIC


Zero Plastic is both an art project and an awareness campaign tackling plastic pollution.

An estimated 4.7 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year

 Of the top 10 items found on beaches across the world, seven are made from plastic

 

 The visual look of the campaign is set like a classic fashion advertising, portraying those photoshopped beauties our eyes feel so comfortable with, but mixing them with the horrors plaguing our environment.

The result is an impacting combination, strangely appealing yet disturbing, like the kind of images that stay seared in our memories.

BRANDS


The Packaged personification depicts the mutation of identities exposed to continuous brand conditioning.

In a culture devoid of content, all is driven by the brand symbolism.


Through corporate icons we communicate our status, as marketing tools of the self, associating our persona with a product-identity: the objects we own become our packaging, defining our value in the social market.


Brands proposes esthetically appealing integrations between humans and their creations, teasing on one side the materialistic fetish, inspiring on the other a symbiotic relationship with the contemporary lifestyle

THE EVA PROJECT


The Eva Project is collaboration with photographer Lesa Amoore, exploring both the social esthetical hysteria and the roots of beauty in modern woman.


Visual art explores and disassembles the paradigm of shaping identities in a society programmed by medias.


Eva is about women and the role that our culture established for them.

On one side is the parody of the extreme esthetical pressure, on the

other, the search of a beauty beyond the stereotypes enforced by the medias.

TEMPLES


This collection explores the roots of the Asian archetypes, re contextualizing them in western esthetic codes, in order to portray the establishment and the effect of eastern logics in western bodies.


Details of Buddhist temples intertwine with yogic asanas, bringing forth the elaborate esthetics of the current spiritual revolution

REALART


RealArt ( Art of Reality ) consists in grasping pieces of reality through photography and, by changing their contexts, transforming their intrinsic meaning, therefore bringing to life an alternate environment,

with different laws.


Each and every element can transmit a sensation and portray a characterization that reveals life.

This is a way to interpret reality, which seemingly invites us towards an exploration of its value, a value that is still unknown, and unexplored


In this era of digital technology, a new consciousness has been unveiled, where the line between interior and exterior has faded, yielding images pertaining to the inner realm as concrete and defined as something that the best of surrealism could only dream of.

SKINS


Our state, the experience of existence, it’s defined in the balance between the outer and the inner world.

Skin is the membrane that separates the individual cell from the environment, the point of contact between the inner and outer world.


It is the organ mediating our experience, feeling the surrounding elements, like the costume giving a tactile identity to the emotional character we impersonate.

ETHNIC


From the rainforest of Central America to the Amazon, the Andes and Himalayas, Ethnic is a tribal and spiritual quest looking for the original forms of information embedded in our society. Years of journeys and interactions with local cultures, and their disciplines, traveling to the most remote regions of the world, exploring pristine information and the roots of modern culture.



The objective of this research is re-discovering the knowledge that was wiped by globalization and the cultural corruption brought by its system of believes. 

The mysterious patterns of indigenous textiles, re-contextualized in the modern settings, awake in our genes the behavioral logic that speaks of integration and unity with nature and our mother earth, a way of harmony and sanity within the community that has been now long lost.

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