With a background in psychology and cinema studies, Spanish filmmaker Lois Patino bases his practice on the exploration of the similarities one can find in perception / the construction of vision between film and nature, including the human nature. His work tries to comprehend the audiovisual language through the combination of cinema and painting, using the film medium to create a new sensorial experience and a new space for perception. In his contemplative films subject to Nature’s subtle movement, Lois Patino observes the space between figurative and abstract images, distorting shapes until real places are transformed into something mysterious that one views with estrangement. The artist’s process depends on a long and slow procedure of viewing and editing, which attempt to bring to light the hidden film inside all the material, building a narrative out of what happens when images touch each other. Doing so, Patino seems to endure his medium and seek the limits of its specific mechanisms (the capture of image, sound and movement, the editing, distortion of time etc.) in order to expose the most essential image contained in it. Memory and its unconscious associations are working with vision to lead a spectator to a point of deep consideration and immersion.
Estratos de la Imagen is a video installation created in 2015. The project question the ablity of the moving-image to convey contemplative experience from the factors of time, color and movement. With a focus on the human-landscape relationship, facing it in two temporal dimensions: the geological and human, Estratos de la Imagen invites to a leisurely contemplation showing the poetry and mystery of the movements of landscape. "The landscape are layers of time condensed into an image". From this process : involving a separation and desynchronization between the three layers of color (red, green and blue)
the artist’s purpose is to raise reflections about the man-landscape relationship and, in a more open way, about the act of looking and the process of image formation.
His work has been shown in international art centres such as Centro Cultura San Martín (Buenos Aires), Casa Encendida (Madrid), CCCB + MACBA (Barcelona), Galeria Solar (Portugal)... And his films have been shown at international festivals as Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto, San Francisco, Ann Arbour, Cinema du Rèel, Viennale, Media City. Specific focuses on his work were developed at New York Film Festival (Views form the Avant Garde), Flaherty Seminar (Colgate University), BAFICI (Argentina), Cali IFF (Colombia). And was invited to show his work at universities such as Harvard (Sensory Ethnography Lab), CalArts, California College of Arts, FUC (Buenos Aires).