Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what is out.
- Martin Scorsese
In the "Cinema" series, The Clique Artists craft a homage not to specific celluloid tales but to the atmosphere and essence of the cinematic experience itself. Each piece is a pixelated tribute to the universal language of film, capturing not moments but moods, not scenes but the essence of scenes, evoking the ephemeral beauty of the movies we carry within us.
This series eschews direct representation, opting instead for abstract landscapes that feel both familiar and mysterious, much like the haunting spaces between scenes in a dream. With careful consideration, each pixel is placed, not to recount a precise narrative but to capture the panoramic quality of cinematic vistas—the scope, the scale, and the enveloping embrace of the silver screen.
In "Cinema," every pixelated composition becomes a screen of its own, inviting the viewer to project their memories and emotions onto the canvas. The works become interactive experiences, with the art of suggestion reaching out to the viewer’s imagination, prompting each individual to construct their own narrative from the atmospheric cues provided.
The artists utilize the digital motif of the pixel as a nod to the modern era's digital filmmaking techniques, while also playing with the idea of resolution and clarity. The images, much like distant memories of a film, are not always clear; they are impressionistic, leaving space for interpretation. They remind us that often the most powerful cinematic experiences are those that are felt, rather than those that are simply seen.
"Cinema" is an exploration of the visual language of film, deconstructed and rebuilt in the abstract. It is an invitation to wander through a pixelated gallery of emotional landscapes, each one a tribute to the art form that has the power to transport us to different worlds, to stir our hearts, and to captivate our collective imaginations.