Superimposed Glazed Portraits Resembling Blurred Photography

"Recognition Memory" Series

Swiss visual artist Eliana Marinari created these stunning blurred and surreal portraits of chosen subjects in her series Recognition Memory.

Made from superimposed glazed layers of aerosol paint, her hazy, dreamy images are splattered with subtle paint particles from spray paint, ink, pastels and acrylic, layered in a way that leads us to question whether it is a painting or a photograph, perhaps a digital image that hasn’t fully loaded yet or a memory.

Always one for seeking experimental ways to present her work, Marinari playfully explores the boundaries of memory and experiences through the distorted and ephemeral quality of the series.