Tadao Cern

Primarily trai­ned as a archi­tect Tadao Cern (born 1983) from Vil­nius, Lithua­nia chose to turn his pas­sion for artistic pho­to­gra­phy into his pro­fes­sion. He first found inter­na­tio­nal acclaim in 2012. His sub­se­quent pro­ject, “Revea­ling the Truth” con­sists of a digi­tal revi­sion of two icons from art history: While Leo­nardo di Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” lea­ves its ori­gi­nal frame and pres­ents its­elf to the viewer in an unfa­mi­liar mate­ria­lity, Vin­cent van Gogh, as seen in his self-portrait from 1889 that hangs in Paris’ Musée d’Orsay. The irre­sis­ti­ble effect of this digi­tal reconstruc­tion attrac­ted the atten­tion of major insti­tu­ti­ons such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Van Gogh Museum in Ams­ter­dam, and the Saatchi Gal­lery in Lon­don.