Italian graphic designer Giacomo Carmagnola disagrees with the current state of Glitch Art. He shakes up the field by exchanging digital computation with human intuition. Mixing the occult with the emotional with a dedicated eye he is able to abstract and curate sinister images that give you raw phychological thrills when you look at them. Often with an face replaced by bleeding pixels, the entities tell their story miraculously without an mouth or expression.
These are looking like a good buy. Old-school Italian sportswear company Diadora just released the look of the Heritage Mi Basket 84, originally made for the 1984 Olimpia Milano professional basketball team, and it will see stores later this year. We like that nice broken in look…
At a border crossing between Spain (Europe) and Morocco (Africa, for those of you scoring at home), Italian (Europe) artist Blu just completed his newest bit of social criticism with this fantastic mural. Colored and shaped like the European Union flag, and showing huddled masses trying to enter the barbed-wire circle of stars, we think you understand where Mr. Bllu is going with this…
You cannot contain nor stop the capitalistic flood… such is the language of Italian artist Blu for his fourth mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the past few months. As BA Street Art describes it, the mural “features a river of money flowing through an enormous city of office blocks and high-rise buildings before engulfing the countryside and tiny houses below.” (Via BA Street Art)
We knew running for the GOP bid would be costly on your marriage because of time away, but nothing like this. But hey, when you are the Godfather of Pizza, chances are you have some ladies around the country who want a little Italian food. Get it? Got it.
We aren’t going to hide it. Blu is one of our all-time favorites, and if he did a hip-hop album, we would buy it. The Italian artist just completed a new mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with hundreds of characters adorned with the Argentine flag over their eyes.
One of the best inclusions in the MOCA “Art in the Streets” exhibition was the photography of Gusmano Cesaretti, a street photography who documented a bunch of amazing cultures in East Los Angeles in the 1970s. The Italian born, LA-based photographer has an exhibition coming up in LA at Roberts & Tilton opening in January 2012, curated by Aaron Rose.
Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce an exhibition of new and vintage photographs by Los Angeles based artist Gusmano Cesaretti, curated by Aaron Rose.
The main gallery will feature work from the early period of Cesaretti’s career (1970s) in which he immersed himself in the East Los Angeles culture. His photographs of this era celebrated a sub-culture that had rarely been captured before. The exhibition will include twenty-four vintage, unique prints that have recently been discovered and will be shown for the first time in Los Angeles.
An Italian immigrant who moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s, Cesaretti quickly became fascinated by East Los Angeles. Inspired by the colors, people and graffiti that populated the East Side, he began to capture the vulnerability and uncensored quality of this area. Always honest when shooting his subjects, Cesaretti presents them as they are: violent, loving, confident, scared, full of life. It is this energy and conflict inherent in those who occupy the edges of society that drives his photographic investigations.
We assume the Italian prime minister wants to spend more time with his various mistresses, including model Evelina Manna. Berlusconi vows to resign as PM, because he realizes he has made so much money being a media magnate and PM at the same time, he actually doesn’t need to bother sitting in another discussion with someone like the over-excited Sarkozy.
This is what happens when you take one of the better conceptual European muralists working today and send him to the south of Italy for one of the premier European mural festivals of the summer. He does this. And this. And this. And Fame Festival documented the whole process.
Escif showed at our FIFTY24SF Gallery this summer, but has been busy in Spain, Atlanta, Italy, and Norway since. Here is his Italian portion. —The Citrus Report staff