Hidéo SNES during a performance wearing a custom made costume and a wig.

It is said Hidéo Snes is otherworldly, different. A creature, so deranged, strange, and twisted, its presence remains in constant flux. A tentacled elder-god, a multi-breasted space-vixen, a many-faced, utterly fiendish beast. Hidéo Snes is not one, but many. Not one thought that echoes through the void, but a chorus. A frightful symphony of ideas. Fundamentally questioning the idea of artistic production processes, Hidéo Snes establishes a neomodern continuum, wherein the fractured self is being mirrored in equally distorted selves. Hidéo SNES works with artificial intelligence and conducts artistic research into its racist, misogynist and queerphobic aspects. SNES’ works have been presented at Mumok (Vienna, AT) and Kiasma (Helsinki, FI), and have been part of exhibitions on four continents.

Technology can be seen as the epitome of Otherness. It is virtually ubiquitous, it shapes reality and hardly anyone actually knows how it works.

My artistic practice is all about working with artificial intelligence, expanded painting, and performance. Should you be interested in Hidéo SNES’s exhibitions feel free to take a look at a list of SNES’ recent exhibitions throughout Europe. Don´t hesitate to contact SNES either via inquiries [at] hideosnes [dot] online or via Instagram or Twitter. Don’t forget to follow or subscribe if you are at it.

By referencing romanticism, grand-guignolesque black humor, and symbolism, Hidéo Snes creates with daily, recognizable elements, an unprecedented situation in which the viewers are confronted with the conditioning of their own perception and have to reconsider their biased position. SNES’ artworks sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By rejecting an objective truth and global cultural narratives, Hidéo Snes seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

David James Ross & Joke De Winter