Imaginophagy of destruction

Spectacular images of destruction became more and more recurrent in the film industry during the late 1900’s and the early 2000’s. Such visual hyperboles make the observation of destruction from diverse angles and distances possible which would be unattainable otherwise.

Imagineophagy of Destruction consists of a series of realistic paintings, developed in a monumental and small format, that seize cinematographic photograms from various sequences of a car wreckage.

Thus, this artwork provides a reflection upon several aspects: the beauty of destruction, its thriving utilization in the film industry, the constant appearance of a car on it, a growing visual craving of postmodern consumers in search for visual destruction hyperboles to enjoy.

I see destruction as a dynamic process. Hence, the illusion of motion portrayed by films enables us to effectively conceive it from a visual
perspective. However, the stillness and complexity conveyed by the paintings renders those endless processes motionless and even enhanced for their appreciation.