MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI

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

MICHAEL JACKSON | SLICK ON EACH JAM

Anagrams Series '2015'

Dimensions: 160 x 125cm

Medium: Lenticular pigment

Background: This original black and white photograph of Michael Jackson was taken in 1984 during the Jackson Five Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. This early image of the 'King of Pop' truly represents his slick and original look and feel consistently demonstrated 'on each jam'.

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 'MICHAEL JACKSON' to reveal 'SLICK ON EACH JAM' 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.