Google Earth Images as Abstract Art

by Vivien Park

Wandering through satellite images captured by Google Earth, artist Marco Cadioli uncovered manmade landscapes resembling geometric art. In his 2011 series "Abstract Journeys," Cadioli took these unintentional compositions and compiled them into screen shots and video vignettes through the lens of early 20th-century art history. The results are at once a romantic narrative of modern landscape and a critique of technology as a medium that can alter our perceptions.

Marco Cadioli's first solo exhibition, 'Abstract Journeys,' will be on view at the Gloria Maria Gallery in his hometown of Milan, Italy, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 22.

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