by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 16 October 2012

At first glance, you’d assume that these are old black and white photographs. In fact, they are made up of thousands of black date stamps. Berlin-based artist Federico Pietrella created these beautiful acrylic-on-canvas paintings using only a date stamp and a lot of patience. If you look really closely, you can figure out when he made the paintings.