Andreco: "Flags Up and Tongues Sticked Out", New Year Eve 2015, Bologna

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."

Paintings by Riccardo Mannelli

Erotica // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Riccard Mannelli is a self-taught Italian cartoonist and artist who started his career in the 1970s focusing on portraits and satirical art works characterized by an expressionist style. He worked for various national and international newspapers and took a leading role in satirical magazines. Since 1995 he has been the coordinator of the Department of Illustration at the European Institute of Design where he teaches Anatomy and life drawing.

2501 & Francesco Igory Deiana "Involving Doubts @ Gallery D406, Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
  "Involving Doubts," an exhibition at Gallery D406 in Modena, Italy brings together the work of artists 2501 and Francesco Igory Deiana who have shared life experiences and ways of research, presenting an exchange that saw its inception a year ago. 2501 and Francesco's work borders between the abstract dimension, its constraints and its resources...  

Andreco "FROM CLOUDS TO ROCKS" @ Traffic Gallery, Bergamo, Italy

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'."

What a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, North Italy, looks like

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Simply put, this is a portrait about marble. This is an excerpt video of "Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani capturing the otherworldly landscape of a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, as Il Capo (The Chief) guides his men through the extraction process." Its spellbinding, beautiful, and really, the otherworldly label is just about right.

Miguel Chevalier's Magic Carpets

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
Castel Del Monte, with its unique architecture based on the number 8, is an excellent location for the Festival Internazionale Di Andria Castel Dei Mondi. And this year, it’s the perfect place for the Magic Carpets by Miguel Chevalier.

Update: The Anatomical Works of Bologna's Nunzio Paci

Illustration // Thursday, October 09, 2014
From the blog Archipel: "Nunzio Paci is an artist living and working in Italy. His whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of his observation is body with its mutations. The intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination." We love this work, and love how it advances a genre in anatomical works that we have been seeing in recent years. And Bologna continues to be a hotspot for young creatives. 

Drawings and Sketches by Italian Architect Aldo Rossi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
During Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi's lifetime he accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. 'His work combined unabashedly grand forms with the most reductive geometric shapes.' View a collection of his sketches and drawing after the jump...

Eric White "Down in Front" @ Antonio Colombo, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
If there was ever a reason to go to Milan, which there are many reasons to go, but if you needed a reason to go this week, we suggest going to check out our friend Eric White's newest exhibition, "Down In Front," at Antonio Colombo. The show is White's second at the gallery, and the opening is slated for September 25, 2014.

Blending Into the Street: MP5 in Italy

Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Italian street artist MP5 added a little optical illusion with a street piece he completed in Abruzzo, Italy for the Visione Periferica Street Art Festival. The piece, titled Root of Evil, is quite eye-catching with the thick black and white composition. But it is the fact that it bleeds onto the sidewalk below that really creates an interesting illusion.
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