Dioptric Paradox is a narrative series in which I play with digital panoramic photographs captured in Venice and Verona. I’ve reproduced and restored these photographic memories on a wood surface with painted interruptions simulating perceived cognitive realities, corrections, filters, and déjà vu.

Within the solo exhibition Dioptric Paradox at Zaion Gallery in 2013, these paintings, which were painted in Venice, were placed in dialogue with small works from the Process of Elimination series which were painted in Toronto. A juxtaposition between two cities which intended to draw viewers’ attention to the obscurity between materiality—painting versus photography—and the questionable nature of lived versus perceived memories.  

Works represented by: Per Capita Arte Contemporanea

Dioptric Paradox - Solo Exhibition made possible thanks to the support of: The Ontario Arts Council
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Oil and Photo-transfer on Panel
75 cm x 35 cm
Jaspal Birdi, 2013
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16h16m15s

Oil and Photo-transfer on Panel
105 cm x 55.5 cm
Jaspal Birdi, 2013
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18h50m49s
18h50m50s

Oil and Photo-transfer on Panel
60 cm x 35 cm
Jaspal Birdi, 2013
19h03m11s
19h03m10s
19h03m09s

Oil and Photo-transfer on Panel
82.5 cm x 51 cm
Jaspal Birdi, 2013
Art & Exhibition documentation courtesy of: Stefano Gobetti​​​​​​​
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