Charlie Davoli is a Singapore-born artist with Italian roots. He creates amazing, dream-like worlds using only his iPhone, mixing photography and graphic design skills with a bit of creativity and a lot of guts. His terrific landscapes look so real, you might need to blink your eyes a few times to convince yourself it’s all just a photo collage.
“When I walk down the street, I shoot anything that catches my attention, creating an immense archive of photos,” the 39-year-old tells Bored Panda. “The creation of a new dreamscape happens at a later stage in the concept.”
He also reveals that because of certain apps, like PsTouch, iDesign, Superimpose, MatterApp, and Mextures, the editing is almost instantaneous. The result? Images that “play(ing) with paradoxes and mixing-up real environments with surreal interferences” which the artist describes as “the most fun during my ordinary day life.”
Inspired by a wide variety of genres and artists, Charlie’s work is the manifestation of the real and imagined. “My influences are a chimerical blend of the metaphysical imagery in De Chirico with a love for Bauhaus geometry and the pop culture of Warhol and Lichtenstein all with the addition of some sci-fi retro,” he confesses.
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