French artist Alexandre Ciancio creates nostalgic collages of black-and-white figures on pastel backgrounds and I am very here for it.
Despite Alexandre Ciancio initially being an architect, there are no signs of buildings or infrastructure in his art. Instead, the only sense of spatiality and depth is provided by the subjects and how they interact with each other. Subtracting these black-and-white figures from their context and placing them in a dreamy, pastel world makes them feel more like vintage paper dolls than actual human beings. I guess you could say that Alexandre Ciancio has taken our past and turned up its aesthetics… And I am not one to complain.
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