Garden behind the fence 2021

During a walk I saw this garding exploding over the fence, this explosion caught my attention and the image was manipulated bringing the "pixels' structure" to the surface of the image, revealing themselves as "blotches" of colors and contrast. The texture created is very contemporary, printed in paper as a original and exclusive artwork. The image is printed just once. I give the photographs the same treatment of a unique artwork.

Cliff 2021

This image shows a very pleasant corner of a cliff by the trail next to a river. The colors are very natural and the quietness of the moment are present. We can see the texture created by the uneven and intentionally mottled pixels revealing a pleasant landscape. This is very clear the interaction between the photograph and the painting treatment created by image manipulation. In the past photography interfere with the traditional art, now digital images are interfering with more tradicional photographs and paintings. There are so many possibilities, I see digital images as vast as it can be with artists personality shining through their work.

Lake 2021

This is a photograph of the view of a lake in the afternoon. The image was manipulated to reveal the structural pixels of the digital photographs; they get unmixed as "blotches" of colors that build the texture of it. The image is almost abstract if looked close by but become more clear in a certain distance. The colors and contrast are a very distinguish characteristic of my work. The image is printed just once. I give the photographs the same treatment of an unique artwork.

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Ci Kunigk

United States

I have worked with image manipulation for over 20 years exploring the “natural structure” of digital photography through it’s pixels, which become porpositaly visible and part of the whole scene. My artwork fluctuates between figurative and abstract with vibrant colors and high contrast.
I have a Master degree in:
– Art History from ECA/USP – Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo with the dissertation “Nicola Rollo (1889-1970) Um escultor na modernidade brasileira” (A sculptor in the brazilian modern art) from 2001.
-A postgraduate degree in Art Museum Studies from MAC/USP – Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo
-An undergraduate degree in Fine Art from FAAP – Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brasil.
Many of my works are in private collections but now I decided to approach Art Galleries and Art Fairs to fulfil my personal realization with what I consider a mature production. I have lived and worked around Chicago since 2005.

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