Last October I visited the Milan Expo with my daughter Matilde. We wanted to enjoy the experience in its wholeness, skipping the long, huge lines to enter the pavillons - actually any pavillons, October showed to be the worst time to visit Expo2015
Artefiera #artseverywhere Photography Contest
Last week end BolognaFiere hosted one of the most important art trade show in Italy, Artefiera, whose past editions I have already documented in this blog. This year I was honored to participate to Artefiera as a guest - one of my iPhone photographs, Asma, ranked second in the #artseverywhere photography contest organized by Artefiera. I [...]
Fuorisalone 2014 | ZonaTortona VenturaLambrate
The Milan Design Week is almost over, and the web is full of images and articles about what happened during these last four days. This year too I visited Milan Fuorisalone - a faster than light visit to two of my favorite locations: ZonaTortona e VenturaLambrate. While editing the photographs I took during those exhausting [...]
Artefiera Bologna 2014
Two years ago I visited Artefiera Bologna for the first time. I was marveled by the creativity exposed and was really excited to be able to see all that creativity from very very close. During the last two years I was very lucky to have given the possibility to become an art student. It is [...]
Sculpture workshop with Vasco Montecchi
Last winter I attended an art course where the main subject was painting (which I discovered I do not like that much, but I will talk about it in a later post) together with photography and sculpture. Actually the sculpture module was a very short one, but I was the one I enjoyed most, in [...]
I Custodi delle Stelle | The Keepers of the Stars
Getting back to a concept I designed a year ago, experimenting, testing myself, my creativity and my endless curiosity led me to create this trilogy: I Custodi delle Stelle (The Keepers of the Stars). I am not into papercraft, that was my first time. But I really enjoyed the process, I really loved the flow [...]
Sand Art | Kseniya Simonova
I am starting to use Pinterest as a source of inspiration. It is not that well known in Italy, but I am sure that its popularity will raise during 2012 even in my "very Facebook addicted" country. Anyway, browsing this new cool social newtork I have found a video showing a performance sand art performer [...]
Nancy Fouts’ Paradoxical Juxtapositions
I really love when art is not that serious and when it is this "immediate". Thanks Nicole, another great post!
Jason deCaires Taylor’s SeaPeople
Once again, thank you Nicole for sharing these wonderful artworks!
Noodles Doodles Art | Sagaki Keita
At first sight I said to myself: "Mmm...the usual boring classic art". Then I took a closer look and ...WOW! Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised.
Micro macro installations | Do-Ho Suh
Once again, thanks to Nicole to introduce me to this very interesting Korean Artist, Do-Ho Suh, whose installations and architectural environments are playing between the micro and the macro, between personal and social, individual and collectivity. You can read more about him in this designboom interview. Do-Ho Suh is represented by gallery Lehmann Maupin, New York.
Artefiera: where art dealers meet buyers
Today was the opening day of Artefiera, Italy’s largest modern and contemporary art exhibition, set in Bologna from January 27h to January 29th. I did not have time to visit everything, but I am glad to share with you some of the many interesting things I was pleased to see. I have also shot less journalistic [...]
Artefiera | silviacasaliphotography
Once upon a time there was a skateboard | Haroshi
Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated [...]
Urban Greenery | Mosstika
When a while ago I searched for sustainable art the result was a wide array of upcycling projects which to me were yes artistic but not that sustainable. Today I am talking about Mosstika, Elina Tokodi and József Vályi-Tóth, a NYC based collective, whose mission is " to collide the worlds of art and nature, creating havens [...]
The art of quilling | Yulia Brodskaya
I have always found quilling not that interesting, a "pseudo" form of art loved by old folks. Well, this is what I have been thinking until two days ago, when I saw Yulia's works. Actually, I had already seen one of her project - Coin's 2010 Christmas in Wonderland advertising campaign- but I thought it was [...]
Pencil masterpieces | Dalton Ghetti
Dalton began learning how to handle tools at the young age of 6 when at school in Brazil, he and the other students used either a razor blade or a pocket knife to sharpen their pencils for drawing and writing. Also, his mother was a seamstress. When Dalton was 8 years old, she taught him [...]
Contemporary toy art | Sang Won Sung
Sang Won Sung, born in Seoul, Korea 1965. Lives and works in Sao Paulo – Brazil, with exhibitions in Seoul, Sao Paulo e Miami. His creations ranges from insects with names such as i-fineapple or wing-heinken - to people and animals. I would be really curious to know what is the size of these creations..I [...]
Crochetaxidermy? Oh YES!
Crochetdermy, as in Shauna Richardson's work, combines themes such as objects, collecting, craft and realism and experiments with accessibility and audience, evolved out of the exploration of the theory that ‘Anything can be art’. Shauna uses crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals – uncanny taxidermy-like forms. In 2009 Shauna won ‘Artists taking the lead’ part of [...]
Book of Art | Isaac Salazar
I have always thought of Flickr as a community of photography lovers. To my great surprise I have also found great art projects not photography related such as Book of Art. I have been unable to find other information about the project elsewhere - but I will keep you updated. In the meanwhile, enjoy these [...]
You might say that I am having a crush with Japanese art and design. True. Actually, I have always had it. Born in Tokyo, living in San Francisco, Misako's works are influenced by "manipulated urban nature (..). I emphasize the subtle details of surviving nature and exaggerate their illogicality to cultivate my own version of [...]