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This Artist Creates Glitchy Portraits Without the Use of Technology.

When looking at artist Justin Bower’s portraits, your first thought will be that your computer is messing up. When you look closer, you’ll see the brushstrokes and realize these gorgeous portraits weren’t created using a machine.

Bower intentionally focuses on a destabilized representation of his subjects. His portraits really pack a pixelated punch with vibrant colors and larger-than-life canvases.

Bower describes his paintings as a reflection on the decoding of human bodies confronting our inner identity.

Bower describes his paintings as a reflection on the decoding of human bodies confronting our inner identity. Justin Bower

“What are we? Am I a code that can be reduced and multiplied infinitely?”

“What are we? Am I a code that can be reduced and multiplied infinitely?” Justin Bower

Bower uses familiar patterns from the 60s as the foundation for the faces.

Bower uses familiar patterns from the 60s as the foundation for the faces. Justin Bower

His hope is that viewers will feel the instability and awaken from their “techno slumber.”

His hope is that viewers will feel the instability and awaken from their "techno slumber." Justin Bower

His art questions whether our “free will” in minimized by our dependence on technology.

His art questions whether our "free will" in minimized by our dependence on technology. Justin Bower

He explained in an interview that he isn’t an alarmist, but that he “always want the decisions we make within this system of technology to be ours, and free.”

He explained in an <a href="http://hifructose.com/2014/01/17/exclusive-interview-with-justin-bower/" target="_blank">interview</a> that he isn't an alarmist, but that he "always want the decisions we make within this system of technology to be ours, and free." Justin Bower

Bower often uses canvases measuring 11 feet high, filling it with incredible detail.

Bower often uses canvases measuring 11 feet high, filling it with incredible detail. Justin Bower

His ultimate question is whether humanity and technology can really coexist.

His ultimate question is whether humanity and technology can really coexist. Justin Bower

(via Visual News.)

This definitely makes you think about how often we grab for our phone and devices throughout the day. You can find more of Justin Bower’s stunning work on his website.

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