When Digital is Taking Over Humans

Italian visual artist Davide Quayola converts classical masterpieces like the Venus and Adonis or The Tiger Hunt by Rubens into complex digital masterpiece creations. Audiovisual project ‘Strata’ leads on Roman baroque church ceilings, focusing on whirly scenes in full mutation. In ‘Laocoon and His Sons’ and ‘Captives’ series, he uses boosted automobile industry robots, reprogramed to carve into matter, as a numerical Michelangelo, immuring iconic figures within geometric frozen forms. He skillfully uses mapping process to yield hybrid sculptures and merge classicism with leading edge technology.


The Lion Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens, 1621