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From the series Polaroid Sintetiche


17 x 12 cm
7 x 4.72 in





Technique: polaroid

Year: 2017

Artwork by Alessandro D'Aquila, part of the series 'Polaroid sintetiche', started in 2014, still in progress. The picture has been taken in 2017 by the artist himself using a Polaroid Supercolor 635CL, and later painted over with oil and acrylic colours. The caption, written in the Braille alphabet by the artist, gives the impression of looking at a memory through the veil of time. The subject is the Unicredit Tower in Milano, by architect César Pelli, one of the landmarks of the city. The artwork is framed and signed at the bottom right corner by the artist.

, Italy

Alessandro D'Aquila's works revolve around contemporary culture, its popular images and how they are received or not received: their comunicability is the result of the recipient's perception, like D'Aquila highlights in his artworks, using the Braille alphabet, a language that is unintelligible for the majority of the public. By choosing this specific alphabet, the artist aims to provoke a sense of bewilderment in the average viewer, forcing them to experience what visually impaired people experience on a daily basis. With the 'Polaroid Sintetiche' series, D'Aquila takes the photographs himself and retouches them with oil and acrylic paint, simplifyng the subjects, doing the same work that our mind does with our memories, letting them fade away or mixing them with one another.Among his other series there are 'Ritratti senza volto', in which D'Aquila extrapolates his subjects from cinema, tv shows and pop culture, simplifying them to the extreme, making them recognizable thanks to their most distinctive features; 'Loghi comuni', a series dedicates to those brands that represent our collective imagination; 'Paesaggi sintetici', which presents diffrent types of oversimplified landscapes. 

"I'd like to make visual art suitable not for those who see but for those who watch."

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