Lorenzo Castellini Places Classic Painting Cutouts in Contemporary Settings

By: Meghan Young - Jun 10, 2015
References: instagram & beautifuldecay
Lorenzo Castellini has invented a new type of collage he has dubbed 'air collage.' It's quite simple, really. Lorenzo Castellini takes cutouts of classical paintings such as Picasso’s les demoiselles d’Avignon and Hieronymous Bosch and overlays them in real contemporary settings. Whether using empty spaces or human subjects, his compositions are clever and creative.

By reinterpreting these traditional imagery in this way, Lorenzo Castellini brings them to the attention of younger generations who thrive on all things pop culture. Beautiful Decay notes, "The funny stories that emerge by manipulating these images is that art can be brought into the everyday realm and perhaps reach people on a different level."

It's always interesting to see how artists such as Lorenzo Castellini reinterpret classic artworks in ways that help to connect with larger audiences.