The paintings of Aldo Sergio
Milan-based artist Aldo Sergio cleverly hides symbols of contemporary society and human beliefs in his pixel patterned oil paintings. With his subtle irony, he places bananas on the table of “white-collar” men, includes various religious references in his works, and even adds a new concept of still life, inspired by the fast food industry, while on unknown shores, an iconic cartoon character meets a serious woman dressed as if the past suddenly reasserts its presence.
These unexpected intersections and unlikely situations create a sense of surprise, offering a new perspective of reality’s own ironic aspects. The pixels distort and at the same time highlight the key symbols and elements of the composition, twisting its initial meaning and guiding the viewer towards a less familiar yet possible context.
‘Colletti bianchi / White-collar’, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2013
‘Madonna dei pixel’, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2013
‘The hill’, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2013
‘Natura morta / Still life’, oil on canvas, 35 x 40 cm, 2013
‘Sulla riva’, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2013
‘Gallo blu’, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm, 2014
Images © Aldo Sergio