Paolo Ciregia / Italy
Paolo Ciregia (1987, Italy), lives and works in Italy. In the last five years his artistic research has been focused primarily on Ukraine, first documenting the Russian Ukrainian conflict through a series of photographs, which he later manipulates and reworks in a new way. Using cuts, burns and narrow closeups he decontextualizes the photographs creating a new iconographic register, linked to the war. Political ideologies, alienation, and means of mass control are topics on which he based his research; dissecting and reworking the languages used by this totalitarian establishment, Ciregia’s aim is to reveal the atrocities behind the war, destroying the false and arrogant patina created by propaganda.