Bill Viola is one of the contemporary artists who is most interested in the spiritual dimension of human being. Addressing mystical and religious issues with great sensitivity, Bill Viola has produced various works inspired by holy scriptures, such as Three Women, from the “Transfigurations” series. This work deals with passage through a symbolic spiritual portal, which, in the work of this artist, may take a variety of forms, including that of water, a symbol of birth and the warding off of darkness. Water receives the light that falls on the characters and makes it visible. Immaterial light becomes fully material.
Tereza de Arruda | Curator
Bill Viola was born in 1951 in New York in the United States. He is worldwide recognized as one of the great exponents in the production of art videos, field in where he has operated for 40 years. He graduated in 1973 at Syracuse University in Experimental Studies. His works focus on experiences of the human universe experiences – birth, death and resurrection – based on both precepts of Western and Eastern culture. His works have great worldwide impact on individual and collective exhibitions.