Piece description from the artist
The N1 (from Raketa-nositel, lit. "Rocket-carrier"), or Н1 (from Ракета-носитель) in Russian, was a super heavy-lift launch vehicle intended to deliver payloads beyond low Earth orbit. The N1 was the Soviet counterpart to the US Saturn V and was intended to enable crewed travel to Earth's Moon and beyond, with studies beginning as early as 1959.6 Its first stage remains the most powerful rocket stage ever built, but all of the four flown N1 Block A first stages failed because of a lack of static test firings which did not reveal plumbing issues and other adverse characteristics with the large cluster of thirty engines and its complex fuel and oxidiser feeder system.
Madrid based artist Nuno Paixão was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1985.
After completing his degree in Fine Arts – Painting, and starting to exhibit in 2008, Nuno departure to Leipzig, Germany to pursue further specialization in painting history and techniques, with great interest in the "european masters". Returned to Lisbon to complete a Master´s degree in Painting in 2017.
Now living and working in Madrid, Nuno´s work explores the space between abstraction and figurative, between history and the quotidian reality to create an excuse to paint and let the material transform into matter.
In an age of technological innovation, when the competitive flux of production
has taken the place of the physical expression of one's inner universe and imaginary,
and after it's obituary has been declared innumerous times over the last 150 years,
painting presents itself as an act of resistance. A melancholic resistance that mirrors
several times and spaces, between past and present, yet mostly, the extent of an utopian
time and space: the inner time and space of its author.
What room is there in the world for mystery? What language is there for a logic
and wisdom that is not binary? Can we go beyond the argument? What other
relationship can you have with the world besides dominance? Listening to the truth of
being is the silent response to a being's calling. This silent response is found in painting.