This series of paintings is inspired by satellite photographs that today, with tools like Google Earth, allow anyone the virtual exploration of the planet. Starting from those real images, I rework those aerial views, inventing new codes of representation and new decorative elements. The map is distorted, deformed, altered as if it were a past memory, but something of that place is still recognizable. For the views of Doha and Qatar I invented decorative elements starting from the sands of the desert: the waves recall the ripples that the wind draws on the dunes, while the areas with "dots" are an ironic reference to the grains of the sand.
Medium & materials: oil on thick paper
Finishing: protective gloss varnish (transparent mastic paint)
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2018
Certificate of Authenticity: included, with signature of the artist on photograph
Signed: on the front, bottom right corner
Surface of the paper: smooth