Joshua Citarella, ‘Fashion Painting VII’, 2016, Photography, Archival pigment print on canvas, Jack Barrett
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Joshua Citarella

Fashion Painting VII, 2016

Archival pigment print on canvas
48 × 32 in
121.9 × 81.3 cm
Unique
Location
New York
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Joshua Citarella
American, b. 1987
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“I’m definitely an advocate for revising photographic vocabulary,” says Joshua Citarella. He doesn’t just mean clarifying the oversimplification of words like “Photoshopped;” through his photographic, sculptural, and installation pieces, Citarella works to redefine the visual vocabulary of photography as well. The self-referential optical illusions he employs across his practice ensure that none of his works is quite what it seems. In Edge and Center (2013), a hand covered in silver powder holds a red bar that matches the red frame enclosing the image, and both bar and frame have matching silver smudges. Like a Photoshop workspace with too many files open, Citarella’s layered images and messages highlight the opaque nature of communications media.

Joshua Citarella, ‘Fashion Painting VII’, 2016, Photography, Archival pigment print on canvas, Jack Barrett
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Joshua Citarella
American, b. 1987
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“I’m definitely an advocate for revising photographic vocabulary,” says Joshua Citarella. He doesn’t just mean clarifying the oversimplification of words like “Photoshopped;” through his photographic, sculptural, and installation pieces, Citarella works to redefine the visual vocabulary of photography as well. The self-referential optical illusions he employs across his practice ensure that none of his works is quite what it seems. In Edge and Center (2013), a hand covered in silver powder holds a red bar that matches the red frame enclosing the image, and both bar and frame have matching silver smudges. Like a Photoshop workspace with too many files open, Citarella’s layered images and messages highlight the opaque nature of communications media.

Joshua Citarella

Fashion Painting VII, 2016

Archival pigment print on canvas
48 × 32 in
121.9 × 81.3 cm
Unique
Location
New York
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