2011-2016 | Illustration, Research
Most people think digital art reproductions are exact copies (the word “digital” has still a halo of perfection in common sense). Actually each digital translation involves a loss of information from its analog origin.
With this ongoing research I’m trying to determine how much information you can subtract to an image and still keep it recognizable and enjoyable, focusing on famous artworks since the Renaissance. I pick up a JPEG digital reproduction and then manipulate it:
The results are these tiny low-res images, which maintain some kind of aesthetic value and an obvious link to their original artworks. But can they be considered art reproductions in these days of technological struggle for high definition and maximum likelihood?