Aspen Digital Art Award. Summer 2018.
Xavier Solé’s artistic practice is concerned with the power of cruelty and how to make it seductive through archly naive setups. Profoundly influenced by Francisco Goya, his satirical work portrays an irrational society where the boundaries between nastiness and enjoyment are blurred. Using playful manipulations, his artworks allows the audience to engage with bittersweet wrongdoing, guilty pleasures. His body of work encompasses digital prototyping, virtual reality, web-art, tactical media, film, drawing and happenings.