Preview: Nicola Verlato "Hostia" @ Museo d’Arte Contempoanea, Lissone, Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 05, 2014
Nicola Verlato’s exhibition "Hostia" opens at the Museo d’Arte Contempoanea in Lissone, Italy on May 10 and runs through June 22.  The museum exhibition serves as a memorial to the recently murdered poet Pasolini and includes Verlato’s new work in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, and music.

Paintings by Lorella Paleni

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
A dreamy set of paintings from Italian artist, Lorella Paleni. A past student at both SVA and Columbia, Paleni mixes contemporary psychedelia with traditional painting that results in works that are both abstract and figurative, almost recreating the double exposure trend we have been noticing recently, but with a paintbrush. 

Olimpia Zagnoli's Technicolor Visions

Illustration // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Olimpia Zagnoli is fond of listening to T. Rex, riding a tiny red bike, sending postcards and reading the news upside-down. After years of doodling she became an illustrator and began collaborating with The New York Times, The New Yorker, Google, Taschen and many others. Her style is characterized by soft shapes and chameleonic colors. She lives in Milan in a house with kaleidoscopic floors.   

The Haunting Works of Marco Rea

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Inspired by dreams, mental inspiration, and the loss of intimacy, the Italian born Marco Rea has been able to keep his works recognizable and original. Rea’s work rises from a glossy image, created in order to sell a product, full of messages of desire and fascination, which stir people to material fetishism for mass culture products.

The Work Of Valerio D'Ospina

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Italian born Valerio D’Ospina is now working and living in the United States perfecting his oil paintings. Focusing on industrial warehouses, urban landscapes, and locomotives D’Ospina's oil paintings are truly masterful. D’Ospina's talent is no surprise, as he's been on the creative scene since 1999. D’Ospina has held solo exhibitions internationally as well as numerous group shows. 

Arturo Samaniego's 'Emergence'

Erotica // Friday, April 18, 2014
"In my series 'Emergence', the human figure is placed in isolation, submerged in the waters. The sea is a metaphor for the life that surrounds each one of us, with all its beauty and unpredictability. An element which can be, at the same time, nourishing and treacherous. " Arturo Samaniego is a contemporary figurative artist based in Naples.

New Classic Sculptures By Livio Scarpella

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 14, 2014
Inspired by the sculptures in the Sansevero Chapel in Naples, Livio Scarpella creates work in the sensibility of the great masters.

Wrinkled Paintings by Stefania Fersini

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Creating an interesting wrinkled, crumpled paper effect while using oil on canvas, Stefania Fersini recreates photoreal fashion magazine portraits as a comment on excess and waste. "I’m fed up of going fast, tired of the excesses and superficiality. I need to paint to slow down. I take time off, to meditate, to fast from what is too much. To contemplate beauty, where there is some. I copy because the solution to excess is not to create 'new'."

The Digital Art of Alberto Seveso

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
Alberto Seveso is an illustrator living in Rome who combines beautiful vector art, illustration and photography to create stunning pieces. Complex patterns and the simple human form are perfectly complemented in Alberto’s complex, layered work and intricately rendered commercial portrait pieces.

Thomas Cian's Moleskine Sketchbooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We're always fascinated with the sketchbooks of artists and Milan-based Thomas Cian's were no exception. His dedicated "Friendsbook - a mole for my friends" is filled with wonderful pencil drawings of those close to him.

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