Deformology: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
4 X 5 in.

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Deformology I: Portraiture
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
4 X 6 in.
 
Deformology II: Portraiture
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
4.5 X 6 in.
 
Deformology III: Portraiture
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
4 X 6 in.
 
Deformology IV: Portraiture
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
4.5 X 6 in.
 
Deformology V: Portraiture
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
4.5 X 6 in.
 
Deformology VI: Portraiture
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
6.5 X 5.5 in.
The Deformology Series

My most recent work torques images of the physical world into new narratives. Think: formally posed carnival side-show freaks and other bodily horrors captured in century-old photographic portraits. All of these pieces are based on old family photos scavenged from thrift stores and sidewalk sales. The first step is finding a picture that exudes the right kind of history. If I look at it and instantly start fantasizing about a back story for these people as characters in a twisted play, I know I have the perfect foundation. I always have a nightmarish vision when first looking at the original image. This usually involves facial disfigurement, the crippling of limbs, and the removal of skin. I know I am close to completion on these collages when I show them to other people and they laugh nervously, cringe, or instinctively look closer with amazement.

 

Please Note

All of these digital collages are rendered out in high quality and then printed on antique looking vellum. The finished image feels like photographs found in a tattered, sepia-toned photo album from the late 1800s.

 
JOIN Typography Logo
(computer vector graphic)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 7 in.
 
Luminous I: Finger Tips
(mixed media: polarized line drawing on vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
8.5 X 11 in.
Primordial Bones
(digital collage print on acrylic with resin)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 7 in.
 
Hand Study with Instrument
(pen and ink on cold press illustration board)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
10 X 5.5 in.
 
Translucent Head Study (with Detail)
(mixed media: polarized guache painting)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 7 in.
Deformology: Skin Deep (Monochromatic)
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
5 X 4 in.
Deform:
1. to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure.
2. to make ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beauty of; spoil.
3. to change the form of; transform.
 
Deformology: Grace
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
8 X 6 in.
Larvas' Nest
(digital collage print on acrylic with resin)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 7 in.
 
Hands Study on Textured Ground (with Detail)
(mixed media: textured oil paint and resin on board)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
9.5 X 9.5 in.
 
Skeletal Figure
(line drawing on tracing vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 4 in.
 
Luminous II: Portal
(mixed media: polarized line drawing on vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
11 X 7 in.
 

Untitled Triptych
(oil pastel stick on paper)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
24 X 63 in.

Spiny Nautilus
(digital collage print on acrylic with resin)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 7 in.
 
Semipermeable
(digital collage print on acrylic with resin)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7 X 7 in.
 
Alchemy Symbol
(computer vector graphic)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
5 X 4 in.
 
Deformology: Insight
(digital collage print on antique matte vellum)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
7.5 X 7 in.
 
 
Bone Metal (with Detail)
(assemblage: wood, metal, and paint)
by: Anthony Cianciolo
11.5 X 11.5 in.