Rome, Italy based Micaela Lattanzio has created a unique artistic identity by exploring the idea of fragmentation and reconstruction, implemented within her photographs. In her series called “Frammentazioni”, she takes photographs, predominately portraits, and then gives them a completely new personality by cutting them up into abstract pieces. She then pins the fragments together onto a new canvas, playing with light and depth, to create original works of art.
She uses different materials to realize her works as paper, aluminium, PVC and they born from a detailed manual photo or painting cropping made by her plots, which she breaks down into small pieces of different form, getting an intricate mosaic through which she deconstructs the image that later reassembles, giving to faces, bodies and natural elements a new logical visual that follows an incredible creative patterns.
Los Angeles based Nicola Verlato was born in Verona, Italy. He started to paint when he was 7, and to sell his paintings when he was 9. His artistic education has been quite unorthodox. He considers himself almost self thought. However, from 9 to 14 he spent every summer at the studio of a monk-painter in the monastery nearby his village in northeast Italy.
Verlato’s paintings fantasize the many ways that pagan themes and elements might survive and reappear in contemporary society. Dynamic, unsettling and skillfully executed, his canvases dazzle and bewilder.
Andrea Ucini is a self-thought Italian illustrator with a degree in composition and classic piano from the Music Academy of Florence and is specialized in conceptual illustration. The target of all his work is turning complex concepts into strong visual solutions without straying too far from the reality of everyday life.
NemO’s is a street artist based in Italy. He works across multiple mediums, including illustration, digital design, spray paint and old newspaper pasted to walls. He is known for his thought-provoking, dark comedy murals inhabited by characteristic human figures.
He paints skeletons as a base of his murals, which are then covered with layers of old newspapers. This newsprint skin erodes and peels off over time, revealing the innards of his creations underneath. In such way, the artist creates evolving and living art pieces, a proof and exploration of the fleeting nature of street art.
Florence, Italy based artist Fabrizio Corneli sculpts shadows and light to create silhouettes, faces, or even true paintings of light. His fascinating work involves lamps, metal plates, prisms, but also a lot of mathematics to think carefully the outcome of each sculpture.
Whether Corneli’s piece is a folded sheet of copper casting the negative space of an intricate scene, or suspended triangular lantern expelling a burst of light in the silhouette of a man with outstretched arms, they each utilize the power of light and shadow to form unforeseeable figures.
John Vochatzer has been working to bring the work of Italian artist Ozmo to the Tenderloin in the form of a 3,000 square foot mural on Olive Alley in San Francisco.
Unfortunately they are having some last minute issues with funding a project of such scale; which includes lift rental, paint, and other materials and assistance needed to make this possible during his short stay here in the Bay Area.
They are just a couple thousand dollars shy of whats needed to get the mural off the ground, however time is of the essence. They have started a GoFundMe page where you can help the cause with a donation. Anything will help.
Thanks for looking and please help contribute to the flourishing scene of international outdoor art that helps bring liveliness to San Francisco and the Tenderloin!
Alessandro Gallo is a young Italian ceramic sculptor living and working in Genoa and London. Gallo is renowned for his anthropomorphic, hybrid sculptures, consisting of human bodies and animal heads. The figures have become widely popular in Europe. Apart from the clay sculptures, Gallo still paints, draws and does digital collages, which are later screen-printed on paper in a studio in Genoa, Italy.
This epic colossus, half man, half mountain, was erected in the late 1500s by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains. This mountain god, fittingly named Appennino, stand 35 feet tall over the ground of the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.
The rugged, mountainous statue hides a wonderful secret – his interior hides several rooms with different functions that made this colossus come to life. The monster that his left hand holds spewed water from an underground stream, and it is rumored that space in his head was made for a fireplace which, when lit, would blow smoke out of his nostrils.
Thanks to a strong push of the local administration who wanted to recover an un used space, so closed and impossible to live for most people, the association a.DNA got to offer and invite the two artists Ella & Pitr to figure out a creative solution. The artists, Ella & Pitr are known for working directly on horizontal surfaces of rooftops of buildings and streets,and transforming anonymous stretches of asphalt with recline figures of giants or animals in different cities in Chile, Canada, France and Germany.
Now a giant resting on a square of about 3600 square meters, 120m long and 30m wide, nicknamed “Eros”, shows us “How to stop sucking your fingers” and start to be active and not passive.
The square “Angeli della Strada” of Quadrivio di Campagna, has been permanently closed to vehicles transit and during August 1st, families came together and the children were asked to draw what they would like to be realized in these spaces. A beginning for the creation of a new gathering place, to show that with artistic interventions of this type often, if properly contextualized, they can also achieve concrete objectives, beyond an only aesthetics “revision” of the city.
Author: Ella & Pitr (France)
Title: “Eros” or “How to stop sucking your fingers”
Where: “Angeli della Strada” square
City: Quadrivio di Campagna (SA) _Italy
Project: URBAN AREA open spaces
Organization: a.DNA project
Herakut’s paintings are sensual and wild; technically they offer an outstanding creative dualism. Akut’s photorealistic details blend in with Hera’s more gestural strokes in canvases that articulate stories of triumph and discomfort. All are enriched by the presence of texts, which allow viewers to immediately enter the narrative.
Their artworks are present in the major cities around the world, from Toronto to Kathmandu, from San Francisco to Melbourne. Today they arrive in Rome for their first solo exhibition in Italy.
Santa Miseria is a collection of thoughts and images that have marked and made unique the artists’ encounters with different individuals and their communities met during moments of deep sharing and exchange. Herakut have travelled the world and have been entrusted with many personal stories, which have penetrated the artists’ spirit, generating the magic that animates their entire creative process.