Donato Sansone’s Digital Nightmares
Some artists sketch, others draw, some paint, while others animate, and some, like Donato Sansone, do it all. Donato Sansone’s Portrait is a combination of portraiture and video that turns stills into motion. Along with sound by Enrico Ascoli, Sansone has recently completed his video installation entitled, Portrait, which gives movement and sound to his dream-like visual renderings. Sansone uses images of real people, and through video editing and manipulation, elevates the still art into a heightened, more life-like dimension. As a collective showcase, his portraits are vividly stunning.
Describing his pieces as both, ‘nightmarish’ and ‘grotesque’, Sansone transforms ordinary people into extraordinary art. His stills and video captivate and invite the viewer to thoroughly inspect every square inch of the portrait. Putting his pieces to motion, along with enlisting the help of Ascoli, for sound, Sansone has managed to give life to and eloquently display a beautifully disfigured nightmare in just less than three minutes. Each piece in the Portrait collection features a headshot of an individual, with its natural lines and feature placements artfully and skillfully manipulated. The onlooker can easily identify the subject but is left to stare and marvel at its transformation
- Lee Jones