• Stefano Arienti

    Galleria In Arco

    Stefano Arienti’s recent work is based on a very simple but unpredictable procedure: he takes standard posters depicting landscapes or famous people and erases parts of the images. Sometimes the features of the subjects or certain landscape elements are distorted to extraordinary expressive effect. In the largest series to date, Arienti subjects an innocent Marilyn Monroe, photographed smiling in black and white, to a series of assaults that make the star disquietingly monstrous. The abrasive action of the eraser delineates wrinkles, swells the face, closes the eyes, erases cheekbones or teeth,

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