San Francisco-Based Artist Facundo Arganaraz Uses Found Photographs

 - Feb 20, 2013
References: ffacundo & beautifuldecay
Some of Facundo Arganaraz's images may seem familiar at first glance. That is because his artworks revolve around found imagery. Of course, not all of his found pictures are famous in and of themselves. Nevertheless, whether they are recognizable or not, Facundo Arganaraz makes sure that all of them stick in people's mind from here on out.

Creating "a modern dialogue with vintage visuals," as aptly described by Beautiful Decay, Facundo Arganaraz incorporates screen print techniques to create contemporary art pieces that make the original images arguably more artistic. Working in the vein of Christopher Wool and Andy Warhol, Facundo Arganaraz uses text, multiples of the same imagery and washed out color fields to reinvigorate past photographs.

Facundo Arganaraz says, "Living among the vestiges of cultural entropy, I am using anachronistic elements and discarded images not for their nostalgic value but as remains (debris, waste, etc.) of 20th century utopias on the making."