It is by taking the photos of the work of their father that Ratur and Sckaro seize a hyperrealistic artistic universe, but especially very personal. “Be kind, rewind”, the reference to the film whose erased cassettes are taken by amateurs, is an exhibition mixing realism and suspicion of improbability. Simple photos taken before get more personality and gain character.
The work done by the artists Ratur and Sckaro is a real source of emotions, thanks to the use of many modern themes. This inspiration is drawn from the world of hip-hop, skateboarding, modern graffiti, the body interacting with the environment and more from the Italian Renaissance, which makes the photos look unexpected and surprising, by the artistic force and personal that emerges.
But the inspiration of these brothers does not stop with the film of the same name as the exhibition. They base their imagination on several other artistic environments, such as the painter Vermeer inspires for his play of lights, Sandorfi for his shadows and his universe a little obscure, or Satone for the use of his palette.
On the other hand, we notice that the literary, musical and cinematographic influences, both divergent, make these artists very complete. Their work is in fact appropriated by different personalities, such as Steven Spielberg or Raold Dahl, but it also goes through the musical genres of electro, reggae, classical … It is thus traveling through the centuries and the different currents of art that Ratur and Sckaro transpose into their works this poetry rich in meaning and interpretation.
Their quality as artists also lies in their great versatility. Active both outdoors (The volcano in Le Havre, Howard & 6th in St Francisco or Yellowstone) and on the canvas workshop while using different techniques for each place (oil for canvas or acrylic and spray for walls), these brothers are far from being short of resources, and present themselves as artists of international influence.
“Be kind, rewind” is therefore an exhibition endowed with a great pluridisciplinarity, which speaks to all ages and to all artistic affinities, giving us the opportunity to open our imagination and let ourselves go to our feelings.