Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

zach nagle

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Zach Nagle is a Minneapolis based artist interested in using glitch techniques to explore our relationship with commercial images. He takes found photographs, primarily advertisements from fashion magazines, and distorts them. The distortions, full of chromatic aberrations and elongated shapes, are created entirely through the use of a scanner, with no software involved. The resulting images reveal a stark contrast between the abstract randomness of digital distortion and the strikingly perfect source material. Nagle's work creates this contrast to draw attention to societal issues like beauty privilege and the self-objectification of women in modern society.