STARDUST PORTRAITS BY SERGIO ALBIAC – He creates visual imagery to articulate his thoughts about the beauty, contradictions and emotion of the act of living. His work revolves around the interior worlds we create in our minds and the tensions that arise when confronted to our realities. The illusion of control in a world much governed by randomness and the elusive nature of emotions are also recurring ideas in his work.
Artist Sergio Albiac’s new project, Stardust Portraits, takes user-submitted photos and transforms the subjects from basic humans to otherworldly cosmic beings. He created a custom software program that runs portraits through algorithms that re-creates the pictures into a collage of human features, stars and galaxies. What’s cool about this project is that the software removes the artist from creative decision-making process and leaves the outcome to the mechanical hands of technology.