Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin

Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Gabriel

Growing up in Italy alongside a devoutly Catholic mother, Carlo Fantin spent many Sunday mornings in The Basilica di San Marco in Venice, his local church. It is there that he first experienced art through the icons of various saints and the Virgin Mary displayed throughout the cathedral. His fascination with its iconographic style and with the relationship between religious worship and contemporary obsessions lead him to this particular style of intricate paper cut art reminiscent of stained glass. He realized that often these two worlds collide, and the result is a society that displays religious devotion for modern fixations.

In his work, he attempts to capture the similarity between Catholic worship and veneration of religious figures with obsession with social networking, shown through the repetitive Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook logos and markings sprinkled throughout, and the idolatry of internet popularity. In a way, theorizing that the internet has become our modern-day religion; social networks are our contemporary churches; and internet celebrities have becomes the saints and Virgin Mary of today.

Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Gabriel Closeup 2
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Gabriel Closeup 1
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Mary
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Mary Closeup 1
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Mary Closeup 2
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Jesus
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Jesus Closeup
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - VIrgin 1
Intricate Paper Cut Social Media Iconography Meshed With Religious Art by Carlo Fantin - Virgin 2

viaCarlo Fantin

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