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We are what we throw in the garbage, ask any anthropologist. While attempting a data recovery from my computer trash I was struck by the way many of the image files were partially covered in crazy geometric patterns. While scrolling through the photos at high speed I thought about how we all are bombarded with thousands of images daily. Most of these are totally mundane. But others are representative of serious subjects we should be addressing. However, far too often they become just another momentary flash in our collective mind.
I have also made a number of paintings using a similar graphic treatment created by the partially eaten files. But for those I am painting on litter that I find and use as a support and in some cases I also use the imagery.
Video Composition and Sound by Vincent Romaniello
Eric Garner vs NYPD Polycolor and photo transfers on discarded wood panel (cradled), 11.75x11 inches
I Can't Breathe Polycolor and photo transfers on recycled panel (cradled), 32x24 inches
Felt Real Polycolor on discarded paper, 11.75x16 inches
Gay Marriage ruling by the Supreme Court, above "Like a Thunderbolt" (and following 3 paintings), all 4x6 inches, used vintage playing cards, polycolor on canvas.
Later Polycolor on discarded CD package, 11.5x6 inches
iHeart Polycolor on discarded book, 8x9x1 inches
Sketchy (above) Sketchy 2 (below) Polycolor on discarded sketchbook cover, 11.75x9 inches
CRIME Alert Polycolor on found NYPD flyer, mounted on cardboard, 11x8.5 inches
Space Junk Polycolor on discarded paper, 16.5x11.75 inches
BAD CA Polycolor on discarded paper, 10x8 inches
Super Heros Polycolor and transfers on discarded cardboard, 14.75x8.25 inches
The 43, Polycolor on newpaper, mounted on cardboard, 18x23.5 inches