‘Unseen’ Project by Giorgio Casu and Michele Palazzo

‘Unseen’, a collaborative project between artist Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.

You may remember our feature of Michele Palazzo, the photographer who captured the breathtaking images of New York City’s famous Flatiron Building during Blizzard Jonas last winter. Born out of a conversation on the possibilities when combining photography and painting, Michele Palazzo teamed up with artist Giorgio Casu to produce a series of 33 mixed media artworks. The series called ‘Unseen’ reveals very intimate interpretations of New York City’s daily life. You can read more below the first image banner.

Unseen - artist Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.
Unseen, a collaborative project between artist Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.

By painting on printed photographs, Giorgio Casu interweaves an ongoing dialog between two artistic souls. He first uses traditional oil or acrylic paint. Then he adds invisible flourishes with fluorescent paint, which is visible only by direct exposure to UV light. This step results in a fascinating perception of a “third perspective”.

All original photographs were taken by Michele Palazzo in New York City. They depict ordinary moments of everyday life. They are like photographic poems, which seem to draw the viewers into the urban scenes. Giorgio Casu’s artistic intervention turns the realism of the photographs into something surreal. With any brushstroke, the artist adds a wave of imagination to the images. Below you can see a few examples of this great collaboration. All 33 artworks can be seen soon at an exhibit that will take place in NYC on April 29, 2016. The location will be defined soon. If you want to see more of both artists, feel free and follow them on Instagram: Giorgio Casu (@giorgiocasu); Michele Palazzo (@streetfauna)

Unseen project by painter Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.
A mixed media artwork from the ‘Unseen’ project by painter Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.
'Mille', an artwork by painter Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.
‘Mille’, an artwork by painter Giorgio Casu and photographer Michele Palazzo.
BRONX – mixed media artwork.
‘Bronx’, a mixed media artwork based on photography and paint.
Little Red Lighthouse - photo and painting.
Little Red Lighthouse – photography meets painting.
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