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Once upon an Indefinite
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It’s during one of their rare explanations about their work and partnership that they reveal a constant feature: they do not consider themselves as an artistic duo, but together, just manage to be one. Their combined amount of time, ideas and efforts produces work over which neither has supremacy and that contains, inextricably and irresistibly mixed, traces of their obsessions, requirements and convictions.
Throughout all their work, light is not there to «light» but it has two purposes instead: wipe out shadows, and thus allow the work to play with the sensations of those trying to set apart fiction and reality. It becomes their vocabulary, unique and disturbing.
Nicolas Todd and Damien Fitch never leave anything to pure chance. The proficiency of their techniques is a sign of their commitment and fierce determination. They belong to this family of artists, from today, yesterday or even five hundred years ago, that are opposed to the idea that art can be confiscated by the speech or the mind.
Thanks to the pace of their production, they set a scale of time of their own, both in terms of the referents from the history of art they grasp, and in their absolute refusal to exhaust any success they meet.
Followed and already recognized by top-notch collectors, who place their pieces on their walls next to those of major signatures, they pursue an essential path, marked by stunning maturity.