Monday, June 23, 2014

Surrealistic Black and White Negative Film-Digitally Altered by Samy Sfoggia

Samy Sfoggia is a visual artist who works with photography and drawing. She works primarily with black and white negative film, scanned and digitally altered. "My images are captured with a film camera (a Zorki-C model) and I shoot primarily with black and white negative film," she said of her work. "I scan the film and edit the frames digitally (assemblies, color inversion, drawings on the tablet). I print the images, draw on the paper with knife and oil paint and scan the photos again. After, I print the images on appropriate paper and size. In other words, my artwork is as a cyclical process."

Most of her work is influenced by movies (especially those directed by David Lynch) and by literature (guys like Franz Kafka). She tries to represent the subconscious mind by creating fantastic imagery and by juxtaposing elements that seem to contradict each other. Her pictures are like frames of an unconscious deliberately incoherent and illogical. She tries to create the nightmare aesthetics. Here, below is a selection of her amazing work.

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