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.

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...

Shortology: The Beatles and other Things Explained in 20 Seconds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As part of a book from Rizzoli, Shortology is a graphic collection of 101 mini-stories for "those who have no time to lose." Aka, using almost restroom iconography, creative studio H-57 has created this simple graphics to explain complex cultural icons and films. Did you know it only takes two graphics to explain Lord of the Rings? And only 20 seconds to explain the Beatles? It is, in fact, that easy.

The Game Over Chair by DoKC Lab

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 17, 2013
A nice little design from Italian studio, DoKC Lab, the Game Over Chair takes the look of the iconic Space Invaders game and makes it a household item. The best part? The interlocking design means no screws, no nails, no hassle, no swearing, no frustration.

The Works of Luca Mantovanelli

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 17, 2012
Luca Mantovanelli is a young Italian architect and illustrator. His mixed media illustrated portraits combine a bizarre duo of images of male youth and colored, exotic birds. There is a strange eroticism to his images that I'm not quite sure how to place, but somehow the elements in his portraits complement each other.

Blu + Ericailcane in Bari, Italy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
With several collaborations in the past, artists Blu and Ericailcane once more combined efforts to create a wonderful piece on what used to be a school in Bari, Italy. The buildings collective “Socrate Occupato” is now home to around 60 immigrated refugees. The two artists worked with the themes of migration and pilgrimage. A detailed flooded city was painted by Blu, while an arc with animals seeking refuge for their crossing was painted by Ericailcane.

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