Joshua Citarella (b. 1987, New York, USA) is an artist working with both sculptural materials and software. His work positions photography at the nexus of an interdisciplinary practice, relegating all mediums to source material awaiting digital image capture.
Today’s image editing tools allow for the transformation of signs and their associated meaning on an unprecedented scale. In Citarella’s practice the photograph of one object may be repeatedly altered until it is unrecognizable. RGB pixels - the red, green and blue lights used to display images on screens - are used as a new ‘prima materia’, releasing objects from the dim confines of materiality into omnipresent electronic radiance. Citarella describes how “we lose sight of the interface and are carried away in the fervour of a transcendent promise fulfilled.”