Made from superimposed glazed layers of aerosol paint, Geneva-based visual artist Eliana Marinari creates a blurred, surreal portrait of chosen subjects in her series Recognition Memory. The hazy, dreamy images are splattered with subtle paint particles from spray paint, ink, pastels and acrylic, layered in a way that leads us to question whether it is a painting or a photograph, or perhaps a digital image that hasn’t fully loaded yet. Always one for seeking experimental ways to present her work, Marinari playfully explores the boundaries of memory and experiences through the distorted and ephemeral quality of the series.

Marinari first trained as a scientist in Florence until deciding to focus on her studio practice and realism and figurative painting at Central St Martins. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and featured in various print and online publications. Visit her website for more, and follow her on Instagram.