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Nandan Ghiya Alters Framed Photos to Resemble Corrupted JPG’s

Artist Nandan Ghiya remixes the old with the new.  Initially his pieces appear to be corrupted JPG files.  Indeed, many of their titles begin with the words "DOWNLOAD ERROR".  Upon closer inspection, however, these are altered family portraits.  Ghiya carefully cuts these photos and pieces them back together.  Their frames are broken and built to match, while each subject's face is pixelated by hand and paint.  In a way, they are reminiscent of hazy family memories.  His portraits are much like faulty or incomplete recollections in a digital visual language.  These old family photos are poetically updated to match an age of social networking. See more of his work after the jump.

Artist Nandan Ghiya remixes the old with the new.  Initially his pieces appear to be corrupted JPG files.  Indeed, many of their titles begin with the words “DOWNLOAD ERROR”.  Upon closer inspection, however, these are altered family portraits.  Ghiya carefully cuts these photos and pieces them back together.  Their frames are broken and built to match, while each subject’s face is pixelated by hand and paint.  In a way, they are reminiscent of hazy family memories.  His portraits are much like faulty or incomplete recollections in a digital visual language.  These old family photos are poetically updated to match an age of social networking.

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