SKELETAL FORMS BY STEN AND LEX

by Ariadna Zierold

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Sten and Lex are among the most internationally renowned street artists in the world. The Italian duo has developed an unique technique, the halftone stencil, which allows them to create poetic and powerful pieces influenced by op-art. Sten and Lex first met at the end of medical studies in Rome, while taking a radiology course together. They were profoundly inspired by the material potential of x-ray film, and it was during class that they first began to cut out the skeletal forms, a process which foreshadowed their current practice.

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WIRE SCULPTURES BY EDOARDO TRESOLDI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Edoardo Tresoldi is an Italian sculptor. He makes near-transparent sculptures using wire mesh, and often positions them in public places. Using his signature wire mesh material, Tresoldi has sculpts landscapes of monumental architectural objects that engage with natural elements. Classical typologies — like colossal columns and dramatic domes — interact with modernist geometries, blending two worlds that exist in both harmony and contrast.

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BIZARRE PHYSICS BY SALVATORE ALESSI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Salvatore Alessi was born in Sicily in 1974. After Art School, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, specializing in scenography. Then he started working as a scenographer: he made theatrical sets for the Politeama Theatre of Palermo, and the Massimo of Catania. In 2006 he devoted himself to painting professionally, permanently exposing at Il Polittico Gallery of Rome and Libra Contemporary Art of Catania.

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Alessi plays with reality and abstraction in his oil works on canvas. His scenes seem to reference and subvert both the physics of the real world and an internal existence.

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FRAMMENTAZIONI BY MICAELA LATTANZIO

by Ariadna Zierold

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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.

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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.

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DAZZLING CANVASES BY NICOLA VERLATO

by Ariadna Zierold

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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.

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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.

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CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATION BY ANDREA UCINI

by Ariadna Zierold

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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.

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THOUGHT PROVOKING MURALS BY NEMO’S

by Ariadna Zierold

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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.

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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.

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LIGHT SCULPTURES BY FABRIZIO CORNELI

by Ariadna Zierold

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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.

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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.

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Help Bring Ozmo to the Tenderloin

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!

You can help their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/27x9g5av

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. Anything will help, they are just a couple thousand dollars shy of whats needed to get the mural off the ground, however time is of the essence. Thanks for looking and please help us contribute to the flourishing scene of international outdoor art that helps bring liveliness to San Francisco and the Tenderloin! You can help their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/27x9g5av (1)

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. Anything will help, they are just a couple thousand dollars shy of whats needed to get the mural off the ground, however time is of the essence. Thanks for looking and please help us contribute to the flourishing scene of international outdoor art that helps bring liveliness to San Francisco and the Tenderloin! You can help their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/27x9g5av (2)

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. Anything will help, they are just a couple thousand dollars shy of whats needed to get the mural off the ground, however time is of the essence. Thanks for looking and please help us contribute to the flourishing scene of international outdoor art that helps bring liveliness to San Francisco and the Tenderloin! You can help their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/27x9g5av (3)

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. Anything will help, they are just a couple thousand dollars shy of whats needed to get the mural off the ground, however time is of the essence. Thanks for looking and please help us contribute to the flourishing scene of international outdoor art that helps bring liveliness to San Francisco and the Tenderloin! You can help their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/27x9g5av (4)

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. Anything will help, they are just a couple thousand dollars shy of whats needed to get the mural off the ground, however time is of the essence. Thanks for looking and please help us contribute to the flourishing scene of international outdoor art that helps bring liveliness to San Francisco and the Tenderloin! You can help their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/27x9g5av (5)

ZOOMORPHIC SCULPTURES BY ALESSANDRO GALLO

by Ariadna Zierold

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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.

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