Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2015
“L'erba Cativa (l'an mor mai)” is a collective performance that draws inspiration from some timeless images and words, timeless because of their subversive power. These come from Aeschylus's Oresteia, and especially from the figures of the Furious Erinyes, “those baleful children of the night” that symbolize the impossibility of taming wild nature. Rebellious figures difficult to categorize. Presences as enigmatic and mysterious as the performers of the parade that burst into the Santarcangelo Festival 2015, on Saturday July 18th.
Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
From Italian artist, Andreco, who we featured in Juxtapoz' print edition in the past: "In the climate change era the environment needs new symbols to withstand. We are in the century of the environmental crisis and my artwork is affected by it. My research is focused on the relation between humans and nature and between the built environment and the natural landscape."
Street Art // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Since meeting Andreco during Nuart 2014, he has fast become one of our favorite street and public artists. The balance of interventions, performance, environmentally-focused art with just purely beautiful aesthetics makes the Italian artist one of our favorites (and soon to be featured in an upcoming issue). On New Year's Eve a few weeks ago, in Bologna, Italy, Andreco and friends staged "Flags Up and Tongues Sticked Out," a performance piece, with each friend asked to "paint one side of a flag and burn it with the burning sculpture Vecchione in the main square of Bologna for The New Year Eve."
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 07, 2014
Italian artist Andreco was one of our absolute favorite aritsts from the Nuart program this year. With an emphasis on environmental and political themes, Andreco works in multiple genres, including street art, gallery work, and the occasional performance and installation piece. His new show, "From Clouds to Rocks," is up now at Traffic Gallery in Bergamo, Italy, and Andreco summarizes it as "inspired by the natural transformations and the phase transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. In particular from gas to solid (deposition) and from solid to gas (sublimation). The show is part of the research work called 'Nature as Art'."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
We learned a lot from this year's Nuart festival, and the many questions and conversations we had with artists and organziers alike, was that by the time the installations opened on Saturday to kick of the Nuart exhibition, it was clear that Europe has a group of street and conceptual artists making provocative and challenging works just at a time that the battle between street art and curated muralism has reached a critical mass.