Felipe Pantone made his Tokyo debut with “Perpetuum Mobile” at Studio55. An ambitious effort with work ranging from sculptural installation, work on paper, wall paintings, and mix media pieces Pantone established a mixture of mediums. The title and concept references the elusive perpetuum mobile or Perpetual Motion described as “motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy.” This is impossible in practice because of friction and other sources of energy loss.” This concept is referenced not in the exact sense but in the artists personal experiences with Graffiti which have initiated a pulse of action that has remained perpetual and constant as an inspiration for the artists work. All around an impressive exhibition from Felipe Pantone that establishes the artist amongst graffiti’s emerging artists making waves in today’s scene.



Tokyo (Japan)

March 8 – June 8, 2014

Solo show.

The idea of creating a machine that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy after an initial impulse obsesses scientists since Leonardo da Vinci. To defeat dynamics and every branch of mechanics, in an effort to force Nature to violate its own laws. The truth is that precisely Nature’s destiny is to preserve its perpetual motion, being these ultra-dynamic times an unequivocal sign. Motion and transformation, leitmotiv of this exhibition, intend to be a reflection of the perpetual motion of Felipe Pantone’s universe of which graffiti is the initial impulse.