Morganite II

15 December 2016 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Morganite II

Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen. 100 x 100 cm.

“Minerals” are a mash-up of pop culture, sociology, scientific data and the raw beauty of stones. These large acrylic paintings show crystal shapes against the backdrop of scientific mineral data that has been reinterpreted as scales of human traits. Each mineral property (hard, dense, lustrous, etc.) is represented by the face of a widely recognized persona plucked from the spectrum of a contemporary American's cultural references. The American "Minerals" series was later redeveloped using faces that are famous in Japan, proving that – regardless of culture – a cliché, a stereotype or a façade always hides something more complex.

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About Natale

Natale Adgnot

I'm an artist in Tokyo, Japan

American/French Visual Artist focusing on science and popular culture. Painting, drawing and digital artwork informed by design and fashion.

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