by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Italian painter Dario Maglionico creates voyeuristic paintings that put his viewers in the position of a fly on the wall. Set in cozy, domestic interiors, his works feature characters that aren’t completely there. Maglionico paints ghostly outlines of incomplete bodies — outfits and hairdos that float without their human wearers, smeared blobs of color where facial expression would be. His characters evoke specters of people who once inhabited these spaces. Alternatively, they could refer to the subjective nature of memory — remembering the past as how we would like it to be, not as it was.