Francesca Pasquali's 3D Straw Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Italian artist Francesca Pasquali cuts plastic draws at varying lengths and arranges them in patterns to create her sculptures. The seemingly simple concept results in a visually captivating and textured landscape. Francesca relates her work with plastic to ideas in the natural world saying, "Observing nature itself, I transfer the essential being of it. The interlacing forms transform the industrial material into soft and sensual shapes."

"RGB Fabulous Landscapes" by Italian-based artistic team Carnovsky

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
During Milan Design Week 2013, Italian-based artistic team Carnovsky unveiled their RGB Fabulous Landscapes. The exhibition featured digital fresco's printed using a technique by Italian company graphicreport in which the painting's landscapes, figures, architecture and atmosphere change depending on whether natural, red, green, or blue light is applied. 

Incredible Wood Carvings by Sculptors Aron Demetz and Shan Hur

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
A collaboration between Italian sculptor Aron Demetz and Korean sculptor Shan Hur has produced a fascinating series of pieces entitled, The Tainted. The two artists were able to explore the human figure and by contrasting both smoothly and harsh surfaces with incredible skill.

Paintings and Drawings by Troilo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Milan-based artist Troilo tries to express the uncomfortable condition of beingtrapped in a void where the rules of society don't apply. There are no dresses, colors or objects, and we are liberated frome useless accessories. One day, when attempting to translate his drawings into paintings, Troilo found himself using his fingers when he couldnt find any brushes.

Drawings and Sketches by Italian Architect Aldo Rossi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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...  

Italian Cabinet Looks Like a Paused VHS Tape

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
This isn't a corrupted image, Italian architect Ferruccio Laviani built it to look like a wavy digital glitch. The piece, titled Good Vibrations Storage Unit is to appear at Italy's annual interior show Fratelli Boffi.  

Wood and Glass Waves by Italian Sculptor Mario Ceroli

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Italian sculptor Mario Ceroli constructed two waves, one out of glass and one out of wood. Mario trained as a sculptor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and apart from his sculpture and installation pieces, often collaborated as a set designer for Italian films.

10,000 Helmets Represent Frustration and Rage at the Italian Government

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Complimented by an unrelated 2010 statue of a crude hand gesture, the 10,000 helmets in front of the Milan Stock Exchange represent the number of jobs lost in 2012. The public display of frustration, rage, and disappointment in the Italian government is the work of thousands of workers from all levels of industry from Architects to laborers.

Marco Mazzoni "Memory is a Bothersome Consoler" @ Patricia Armocida, Milan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Galleria Patricia Armocida will be presenting the first solo exhibition in Milan by Marco Mazzoni entitled Il Ricordo è Un Consolatore Molesto (Memory is a Bothersome Consoler) on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM. Mazzoni, a genius of detail, uses colored pencils to create an intricate chiaroscuro overlapping light and dark for an intense and profound glow.

Emiliano Ponzi Illustrates Bukowski

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 04, 2013
We have shown you the works of Emiliano Ponzi on the site before, and the Italian artist just won an award at the Society of Illustrators New York for his series of illustrations he made for Italian translations of Charles Bukowski's works. NSFW, but definitely worth a viewing...

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