Mind-Bending Glitch Art Renderings of Historical and Natural Imagery

Inspired by glitch art, symbolism, writers like H.P. Lovecraft, and the Internet, Italian artist Giacomo Carmagnola explores classic and historical imagery through a warped digital lens. Some of his reimaginings are subtle, as in the case of a small boat traversing the open sea, while others render human figures and faces into nightmarish glitch-ridden landscapes. Carmagnola, who we first spotted on Scene 360, seems to be fascinated by forces of nature — things that cannot be controlled, like lava, fire, and amusingly, the bloody elevator scene in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The a closer look in our gallery.

Image credit: Giacomo Carmagnola
Image credit: Giacomo Carmagnola