in his series ‘ambiguous’, italian digital artist massimo colonna has created a series of four images illustrating simple pieces of open-air architecture. inspired by exotic landscapes and an assumed understanding of what makes an instagram-perfect picture, the renderings include trendy palm trees, perfectly pastel-colored buildings and clear blue skies.
images courtesy of the artist
colonna uses giant ladders, classic statues and a black cat, to interrupt the static setting with a sense of life, whilst using them to into contact the surrounding scenery. meanwhile the sun draws lines, cutting large spaces divided by walls and arches.
echoing the minimal, stark simplicity of the modernist artists of the 40s and 50s, his images are characterized by a personal surreal and minimalistic vision that aims to shows the essence of his works. using motifs like the arch and referencing the exotic landscape with towering palm trees colonna creates brilliantly warm scenes.
kieron marchese I designboom
aug 28, 2018