MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI

M A S S I M O A G O S T I N E L L I

CLINT EASTWOOD | OLD WEST ACTION

Anagrams Series '2015'

Dimensions: 160 x 125cm

Medium: Lenticular pigment

Background: This legendary depiction of 'Clint Eastwood' was taken on set from The Outlaw Josey Wales, an old 1976 American revisionist Western DeLuxe Color and Panavision action film set during and after the American Civil War. It was starred and directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood. The film was adapted by Sonia Chernus and Philip Kaufman from author Forrest Carter's 1973 novel The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales.

Process: Agostinelli works with lenticular pigment for the Anagrams Series '2015'. Using a lenticular lens printing process directed onto resin based plastic substrate, forms a 3D effect with a flip image, revealing several layers of hidden meaning and depth. The embedded text is overlaid directly onto the image creating a fusion upon moving from the centre frame of the piece. The viewer experiences the anagram of 'CLINT EASTWOOD' to reveal 'OLD WEST ACTION' in a systematically fluid process. The lenticular acrylic pigment is used in a complex multi step process consisting of several images and frames interlacing to combine what appears to be an image with real depth and three-dimensional effects. The lenticular lens allows for the ‘Anagram Text’ to alternate and flip back and forth seamlessly depending on the angle viewed.