Smoke by Stefano Bonazzi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Ferrara, Italy-based digital artist, Stefano Bonazzi combines charcoal drawing, photo editing, and digital photography to produce his work, and his beautiful series, Smoke is one that deserves the most attention. His nude subjects seem to vanish into a veil of smoke from both ends of their bodies, creating mysterious and elegant shades of black, white, and grey around the human form.

Gino de Dominicis' 28-meter Long Skeleton

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 30, 2012
In 2007, Gino de Dominicis' 28-meter long skeleton sculpture, Calamita Cosmica, was placed in the heavily trafficked Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy. We were looking back in our archives if we ever posted this, and it looks like we hadn't. And it is never too late to show you a 28-meter long skeleton.

Abstract Colors by Turin's Alessandro Pautasso

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
'Abstract Colors' is a personal interpretation of portraits of John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Greta Garbo, Yul Brinner, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable by Alessandro Pautasso, aka Kaneda, a photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Turin Italy.

Embroidery on Vintage Photos by Maurizio Anzeri

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 29, 2011
We have always loved the way Dr Lakra takes found vintage photography or fashion magazine covers and applies his signature tattoo handstyle over the top. Today, we just saw the work of Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri, who embroiders elaborate patterns upon found photography, and like Lakra, creates a beautiful combination of vintage and contemporary art style.

Taetrum Et Dulce @ MondoPOP Gallery, Rome, Italy

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 10, 2011
If you’re in Rome this fine Saturday evening, join MondoPOP Gallery as they open Taetrum Et Dulce, a creepy and sweet-themed exhibition curated by Dan Barry and David Vecchiato. Taetrum Et Dulce showcases the artworks of 29 diverse artists from around the globe, with this being a first time for many of the featured artists to show their work in Italy.

The Work of Milan's Martina Merlini

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Martina Merlini is an illustrator currently living and working in Milan, Italy. As a child, Merlini proudly announced her intention to became a children's book illustrator; this basic artistic desire has continued to propel her work forward, evolving into a beautifully simple yet aesthetically powerful style that leaves a definite visual impact on the viewer.

In Street Art: Big Fish Eat the Little Ones

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 17, 2011
Italian painter and street artist, Ozmo was in London and painted this striking new mural. The artist spoke of reference for this particular piece, “inspired by the city, where everyone is thinking about money, business and fame, without any respect towards people and relationships.”

Herbert Baglione @ Outdoor Festival, Rome

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 10, 2011
We knew Sao Paulo-based Herbert Baglione was off to Rome for the Outdoor Festival as soon as we departed Nuart in Norway, and now we are seeing the looks of the multi-paneled mural he painted in Italy. We always like when Herbert adds the chaotic scratches above his characters, as he has done here with this panel.

108 @ Fame Festival

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We are on our way to Fame Festival at the moment, and we just saw the new works that 108 did in Grottaglie. If you don't know about the Italian artist, 108, definitely someone to look up and get acquainted with. He completed this large mural in town, as well as some prints.

Oil Paintings from Italian painter Nicola Samori

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 16, 2011
As team Juxtapoz prepares for our trip to Italy for Fame Festival, we are catching up on some contemporary Italian artists, and Nicola Samori has come up in a few conversations. What we found was beautiful, dark, and classic oil paintings inspired by Italian Baroque.
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