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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Milan based artist/designer duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla work under the name of Carnovsky. Their RGB project explores the use of light, filters and primary colors to create RGB installations that transform under different lights.
Ericailcane, who showed at FIFTY24SF Gallery at the end of 2010 with “We Were Living in the Woods”, just did this knock out mural with fellow Italian, BLU, in Milan. They are calling it “Skating Team.” We are calling it solid.
“I was in a car one night in Milan when I stopped at a traffic light. A man stopped me, he was in his 30s and he was a good looking guy and we started talking. He asked if we could talk so we did and he said did I want to make some money by meeting important people. He said I could earn €5,000 ($6600) by meeting important people like the Prime Minister.”
And that everyone, is how easy it is to meet the Prime Minister of Italy. More at Gawker.
SAN, or we can maybe start referring to him as Daniel “SAN” Munoz, has a new solo show opening up in Milan, Italy next month, November 25th, called Aurea Mediocritas. Keep you updated… from what we saw at SAN’s FIFTY24SF show, we are always excited to see what he has up his sleeve next.