This work by self-taught visual artist Fabio Selvatici should not be missed! His incredible talents for digital processing, combined with traditional interventions like acrylic paints and inks, result in these stunning and unexpected destructions of the human form. Focusing mainly on female figures, Selvatici says he finds bodies and faces that are, at first, pristine and perfect, and then works on a process of deterioration and explosions.
The artist deliberately gets extreme with the visual physical destruction and, in doing so, challenges general expectations of beauty. The collection seen here is from his Obscure Series, including Brace, Hope, My Half, and Treason. Selvatici says the work features “the inner impulses of the human soul, the psyche, and the travails of inadequacy in relation to the same claustrophobic environment that oppresses [his subjects].”