3 Jun - 17 Jul 12-7 PM


Gallery COMMON is delighted to present Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone’s solo exhibition MANIPULABLE from June 3 to July 17, 2022. The show will feature 9 new spectacular kinetic works within a completely interactive installation space, and marks the artist’s first large-scale solo exhibition in Japan since 2014.
Pantone began his career as a graffiti artist at the age of twelve before going on to receive a degree in Fine Art from the University in Valencia. This combination of street experience and academic knowledge was crucial in shaping his current practice, which challenges the ways we consume visual information, particularly in our digital age.
Drawing inspiration from kinetic artists like Victor Vasarely and Carlos Cruz-Diez, Pantone’s works revolve around themes of dynamism, transformation, and digital revolution. The current exhibition takes these philosophies and puts them directly into practice. All of the artworks in “Manipulable” (a word which has roots in the Latin manus (hand) and refers to “something that can be moved or operated using the hands; something that can be managed, controlled, or molded”) were created to be touched and rearranged by the viewer.
“Nowadays, everything is manipulable– we don’t listen to the radio, we curate our own playlists; we don’t watch TV, we choose which shows to stream. The Internet has made information itself configurable."
In comparison to this manipulable world, Pantone questions why art is so one-sided.
“Light, motion, and color define everything I do, and adding the element of touch brings everyone closer to the work. For the first time, all of my works for an exhibition have been made to be configured by the viewer. I believe it’s very contemporary that an audience can interact with what they’re consuming, and I wanted to create artworks that can respond to today’s world of self-curation.”
As our understanding of interaction has changed over the past few years, Pantone has played with different approaches to overcoming barriers of communication, such as touchless ways to interact with his works via VR and remote control apps. Now, as opportunities for in-person exchanges have increased, Pantone explores the ways that touch and physical interactivity can bridge the gap between artist and audience.
In commemoration of the exhibition, Pantone has also released a limited edition print. “CDM32-P” takes inspiration from the production processes of Pantone’s artworks, using a UV print method on an aluminum sheet to create a print with a sleek, reflective texture that changes in the light. Measuring 70.7 x 50 centimeters, the work comes in a limited edition of only 35.
The print will be available exclusively through Gallery COMMON.
For inquiries, please contact contact@gallerycommon.com.
Felipe Pantone, “CDM32-P”
MATERIAL: UV print on aluminum
SIZE: 70.7×50cm
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist

This exhibition was produced with support from the US-based creative agency and artist management firm ICNCLST.
■Artist Profile
Felipe Pantone (b. 1986, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in Valencia, Spain. A byproduct of the technological age when kids unlocked life’s mysteries through the Internet, Pantone explores how the displacement of the light spectrum impacts color and repetition, drawing references from both his graffiti career and fine art education. Using various software, he translates digital 3D simulations into physical frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures that have been exhibited and installed across New York, Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Basel, Brussels, and more.

この度Gallery COMMONでは、スペインを拠点に活動するアーティスト、フェリペ・パントンによる個展「Manipulable」を2022年6月3日(金)から7月17日(日)まで開催いたします。インタラクティブなインスタレーション空間に新作の大型可動作品9点が展示される本展は、彼にとって2014年以来、日本では初の大規模な個展となります。
Felipe Pantone, “CDM32-P”
MATERIAL: UV print on aluminum
SIZE: 70.7×50cm
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist