Rome based Los Bravú are an artistic tandem formed by Dea Gómez and Diego Omil. Gómez is originally from Salamanca and Omil from Pontevedra and they met at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Salamanca and specialized in painting. In 2012, they became Los Bravú and in their work they merge comics with painting, but also they work in sculpture and illustration.
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.
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.
Italian street artist BLU just completed this massive mural in Rebibbia, Rome. The rainbow greenery covers a 7-story facade of this residential building as part of a collection of works by a neighborhood group called “Mammut” that is working to redevelop abandoned green spaces around Rome. Check out more from BLU here: blublu.org
London-based artist Davide D’Elia fully immerses viewers in Tiffany Blue for his installation “Antivegetativa” at Ex Elettronfonica Gallery in Rome. The interior of the gallery is transformed into a ship hull, and covered with ‘anti-fouling’ paint, a specialized coating applied to the hull of ships to fight the growth of harmful organisms. The paintings on the walls were found in Rome flea markets, antique shops and junkyards and then covered with the tiffany blue paint. See select shots of D’Elia’s unique and immersive installation below.
Street artist, BLU has been living and working in the Porto Fluviale building in Rome for the last two years. The colorful result of converting 48 windows of the building facade into 27 vibrant faces results in a striking building that uniquely stands out from the city. The project was completely self-financed by the residents without any institutional support, and without any official authorizations. See more views of the mural below:
We were on Selectism and saw the work of Paul Barbera, who shoots nice narrative photo shoots of girls from around world. You just have to wonder where someone like this gets a job and into situations like this? You just have to wonder . . .
This is Catholic guilt, so in order to deal with it, we are giving one bit of Catholic news… Australia’s first saint, Saint Mary Mackillop, was canonized today in Rome with four other individuals. Phew, okay, Heaven/financial future slightly cemented.
We don’t know, it just seems sad to take from the Sicilian Mafia when they have given us so much by way of movies, literature, and Italian-Americans acting tough because they have heard of Sicily.
According the AP, “Police in Sicily say they’ve hit at the heart of the financial empire of a convicted Mafia associate, seizing Euro 800 million (more than $1 billion) in property and businesses, including a clinic for cancer patients and a local soccer team.
The businesses included eight construction companies. Local health mogul Michele Aiello, 53, was convicted of Mafia association, corruption and fraud and sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison.”
If we don’t get a good Coppola movie out of this, what good was the raid for?