Emanuele Napolitano (Rome 1976) creates paintings, drawings, films and mixed media artworks. Refusing an objective truth and a global cultural narrative, his works never show a complete and finished structure. By exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent in our contemporary society and mass media, Napolitano creates works that can be seen as social self-portraits. At times they appear idiosyncratic and whimsical, at others they seem like typical byproducts of superabundance and marketing. His work pushes us to renegotiate painting and drawing as part of a reactive or – at times – inert medium, commenting on oppressive themes of contemporary society. By examining ambiguity and origin through reshoots and variations, he creates with recognizable elements an unprecedented situation in which the viewer is confronted with the conditioning of his own perception and must reconsider his own biased position.