This series uses projection photography---a technique that originated in the 1960s with the work of John French, in which photographic images were projected onto a model. This series projects photos of the paintings of the artist Roy Lichtenstein onto a model, Dafne, using a mini-beamer.
Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. He was a founder and foremost practitioner of Pop art, a movement that countered the techniques and concepts of Abstract Expressionism with images and techniques taken from popular culture. Lichtenstein made paintings that were designed to look like comic images, and he was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style.
His interest in the comic-strip cartoon as an art theme began with a painting of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck he made in 1960. He took great pleasure in presenting well-known comic-strip figures in a fine art format. He increased the size of his canvases and began to manipulate to his own ends the graphic and linguistic conventions of comic strips dealing with such genres as romance, war, and science fiction. In the style of comic strips, he used words to express sound effects. He developed a detached, mass-produced effect by outlining areas of primary color with thick black lines and by using a technique that simulated benday screening (a dot pattern used by engravers). Lichtenstein tended to use blond girls as the heroines in his paintings,with captions attached to the paintings to describe the heroine's plight or powers.