CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARCO MELGRATI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Marco Melgrati was born in 1984 in Milan, Italy. In 2006 he graduated at Santa Giulia School of Fine Arts. He is living in Mexico City. Melgrati works with magazines by mail, mostly for USA , Italy, and Mexico. He works with mixed media plus digital programs.

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He definitely spends a lot of time on observing our modern world. This world of technology, virtual reality, and stereotypes imposed by the media. He describes his style as conceptual illustration – a style that is focused on the idea. This means that Melgrati crates the illustrations that depict all the absurdity of everyday life.

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SHOE-SHI BY SUSHI CHEF YUJIA HU

by Ariadna Zierold

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Milan-based sushi chef Yujia Hu has taken his love of sneaker culture to a new level, creating bite-sized arrangements of fresh fish in the form of his favorite must-have models of the moment. From the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo to the Air Jordan 1, he’s created an eclectic range of sneakers as art with Swoosh branding made from black strands of seaweed.

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DARK BRUSH STROKES BY ANDREA FIORINO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Andrea Fiorino is a Sicilian artist now based in Milan. Fiorino’s artistic language is powerfully expressive and relies on the communicative possibilities of narrative.

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Everything is coherent with the theme of the artist’s research: the lost paradise where men and mother Nature once co-lived in harmony and respect, not yet deteriorated by civilization and progress.

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INNER VISIONS BY EL GATO CHIMNEY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Milan based artist El Gato Chimney started his career as a self-taught artist, developing an early interest in graffiti that led to a successful journey into street art. El Gato Chimney has become a prominent presence in leading publications on the subject.

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As the years went by, thanks to the acquisition of new knowledge and the need to continuously improve his technical skills, the artist began to prefer to work in his studio, dedicating his time to introspective research in depicting immaterial things, such as emotions and inner visions.

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Currently, El Gato Chimney’s studies range over a wide variety of subjects, such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, primitive art and spiritualism.

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MUTATED ANATOMY BY ALESSANDRO BOEZIO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Milan based Alessandro Boezio’s sculptures take on a strange life form all of their own. His work is somewhere between a cross of beautiful, anatomic sculptures and a science experiment gone wrong. Created from clay and fiberglass, the mutated anatomy includes hands with misplaced digits, spidery entities with fingers used for legs, and limbs with mismatched body parts.

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The artist has an amazing talent in sculpture as his hands and feet, which he mainly focuses on, are incredibly life-like. At first glance, you may not see the odd mutation of the individual hand. However, the uncanny feeling soon forces you to reckon with its disturbing deformation.

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MINIATURE ROOMS IN MANHOLE COVERS BY BRIANCOSHOCK

by Ariadna Zierold

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In this new series of outdoor installations artist Briancoshock has turned abandoned manhole covers on the streets of Milan into cramped miniature rooms complete with hanging artwork, kitchen utencils, and tiled walls. Titled Borderlife, the artist says the admittedly humorous pieces are meant to draw attention to a more serious issue in Bucharest, where many hundreds of people now live underground in the sewer system.

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Trio of murals in Milan by El Mac

Los Angeles based artist, El Mac had an amazing year of gorgeous murals popping up around the globe with his signature style of portraiture and technique.

Among them all, he shared on his IG, three murals completed at Prada’s headquarters in Milan for a women’s fashion show titled “The Heart of the Multitude”.

His trio of murals titled  “Sueños y Polvo de Estrellas” (Dreams and Stardust) was guided by themes of beauty, femininity and power. He also states in his post:

“One of my biggest inspirations for this was the work of Alphonse Mucha, who mastered the rendering of women and beauty like no other”

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