João Lucas Nascimento Santos, known as M0XC4, is a visual artist and industrial design student. Much of his multimedia production goes beyond 3D, capturing and manipulating images discussed as social constructions imposed on the body of racialized people in Brazil. In this context, the artist sees exploration as a device injected into the culture of subjects, from dimensions such as work, automatism, industrialisation, and the body-machine. He explores the subversion of values by building non-usable and non-exploitable humanoid machines.
For SP – ARTE 2022, the artist presented an excerpt from his current research that interpolates large-scale printing techniques such as serigraphy with the modes of conventional painting. Superimposed on a machine universe of references that range from his childhood in the family mechanic shop to the debate on automatism provoked by contemporaneity, he creates his own machinery. His works mirror replication techniques and tubular arsenals as part of the development of a new humanoid, as well as pursue the possibility of contesting painting as an ‘installational image.’