I’ve had an interesting development in one of my iterations of the Nostalgia Studies series. I’ve struggled for a while to make some image transfers of mine visually interesting, but I think I’ve finally found a way, using collage, which has provided extra depth and contrast to the works.

‘Ultima V disks’, 100 cm x 70 cm, mixed media on paper.

I…

I’ve begun working on a new series called Composites, which originated out of my Screen Memories series. The idea came when I couldn’t find a high-quality source image of Leonardo’s St. Jerome painting. As a result, I began combining different source images of the work to create one that was…

‘The Entire City’ by Max Ernst. Oil on canvas, 1935.

Strangely, last night I woke up around midnight, after only two hours of sleep, with Max Ernt’s The Entire City in my head, a painting I hadn’t thought about for quite some time, which made the experience even more unusual. The image that I woke up with was accompanied by…

After speaking for the first time on Clubhouse, an artist, MJ, reached out to ask me about my thoughts on NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and how I approached the latest new trend in the art world that enables artists and collectors to credibly buy and sell digital art.

I’ve been familiar…

Spring seems to have arrived early in Berlin after only about three weeks of snowy winter, so it’s been relatively easy this year (fingers crossed). With the pandemic disincentivizing social activity, I joke with people that I’ve spent most of the winter inside, but it’s not that far from reality.

The view from the balcony. Today’s high is 12 degrees.

“Reality is more like a novel than Newtonian three-dimensional space.”

— Terence McKenna

We live almost our entire lives in our imaginations, as most thinking is inherently a creative act, but, like fish in water, the imagination remains largely invisible to us, and so we diminish its significance. We pay…

The artist statement for my upcoming art book on The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides.

One of the main sources of inspiration for artists over the centuries has been famous books. The Bible and Greek myth figure prominently across the history of art – one could easily argue they were the…

The artist statement that accompanies my exhibition ‘Related Images’ on display at Factory Berlin.

With all of the world’s information available at one’s fingertips, this is a time of summary. The images included in this show, called Related Images, are created using inkjet and acrylic paint on both canvas and…

Adrian Pocobelli

Italian-Canadian artist in Berlin. www.pocobelli.net

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