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Portraits, interrupted

Posted on Oct 16, 2018


The Milan-based painter Aldo Sergio uses traditional painting methods to capture portraits of Victorian families, bowls of fruit, and birds, and then distorts these objects by covering them in small ‘glitches.’ Applying modern-world 'pixels' to to religious icons, still life, fast food, beaches, fields and portraits, the artist highlights the absurd, the mystical, the unexplainable, the ridiculous and the profound.The question: what is hidden behind the distorted pieces of a painting? Is it offensive? Is it too visual to show? Too drastical? Unethical? Too..boring? Modern media have trained us into interpreting glitches as something our cultural system should not be exposed to. Aldo Sergio twists meanings and highlights biases. It also makes us question our own perspective.

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