Adrian Pocobelli is an Italian-Canadian artist based in Berlin. He takes images from our shared visual vocabulary and recontextualizes them to make an art that’s both relevant and accessible to the general public, while also offering depth to those familiar with the tradition.
Most of his work begins on a smartphone, which he uses as a compositional tool because of its ubiquity and its freshness. From there he either leaves the work in a digital form, or further renders it physically using inkjet, screenprinting and painting. His work is about cataloguing and pinpointing the mass subject, hence his use of screenshots, and his process explores how images transform as they ‘travel through the mediums’ from physical to digital and back.