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    “Polvere di Stelle” by INTI in Naples, Italy

    Street artist INTI is back with a new mural entitled “Polvere di Stelle” in the Barra neighborhood in Naples. This project was done in collaboration with the Campania region and Jorit Foundation.

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    “Look with the naked eye, without placebos or metaphysical aspirins. Look without dogma, without wanting to rest on great truths. Look without easy answers that calm doubts, prevents us from seeing poetry in the uncertain and in the minuteness of our place in nature.”

    A visual artist and muralist born in Valparaíso, Chile, INTI creates artworks surly carries out not more than the meaning, he also transmits the warm colours of it. Painting on canvasses, creating sculptures or large murals, his artwork addresses birthplace of the Latin American culture, multiplying it on a global level.
    Today he is one of the most recognized street artists globally. He usually paints murals on a gigantic scale, his works often take up whole sides of buildings. He has painted murals in several cities in Chile and worldwide and has participated in international festivals dedicated to the culture of street and graffiti in Norway, France, Poland, Hawaii and Lebanon amongst others. More

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    “We Travel The Space Way” by RUN in Rovigo, Italy

    Italian artist RUN just worked on a massive mural in the city of Rovigo, Italy. The title of the mural is “We Travel The Space Way”. The mural was done on the circular wall of the Rovigo Sports Hall that extends into 540 square metres. The architecture of the building reminds RUN of a star observatory, thus, the concept of the mural.
    The work depicts a series of characters immersed in a sky full of stars. It represents an invitation to travel with our imagination from one planet to another. The artist’s usage of only 5 colours with the predominance of blue, gives the painting a strong and dreamy feeling.

    Giacomo Bufarini, also known as RUN, is a London based Italian artist whose works can be seen adorning streets from China to Senegal. His recognisable style shows a level of detail and complexity rarely seen in street art today, evidenced through his vivid rendering of interlocking bodies in symbolic poses, pattern like, friezes in bright, arresting colours.

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    “UNTOLD” by Biancoshock in Ravenna, Italy

    Italian public artist Biancoshock recently worked on a new wall in Quartiere Darsena, Ravenna in collaboration with Subsidenze Festival 2020. The mural is entiled “UNTOLD” and it features a crossword puzzle.

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    Looking at the crossword puzzle you can see that the black boxes form the word UNTOLD. This word evokes all the untold stories of those who traveled and struggled to get here and live in that popular neighborhood.

    The words in the crossword puzzle belong to 29 different languages and most of them are related to the social inclusion and immigration issues. Two panels fixed to the wall show all the definitions written in the same language as the word to be guessed.

    Biancoshock’s  artistic projects began in 2004 after a previous ten-year experience in the Graffiti world. This background spontaneously led him to live the city as a stage for his artistic actions.
    From the beginning, the artist expresses himself mainly through independent urban installations, different from each other in terms of technique, materials and subjects, but united by the same intent: to offer a starting point for reflection – sometimes ironically, other times provocatively – to the passer-by, trying to emotionally disturb his daily routine.

    The crossword puzzle with definitions is available on the artist’s website, where you can download it and fill it in.
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    “Dismantle” by Greg Jager for Bitume in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

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    Italian artist Greg Jager has just completed his artistic residency for Bitume, the site specific project born from the well-known public art festival FestiWall which, during the last 5 years, has crossed the city of Ragusa (Sicily), triggering a reflection on urban space and the common good.
    Bitume was born mainly as an experience to be lived in person but, above all, with the intention of keeping alive the memory of a story that risks to be forgotten. The story written by the multitude of workers who, inside Antonino Ancione’s factory, extracted and worked the pitch stone with which the roads of Sicily were built during the last century.
    For telling these important pages of Sicilian history,  25 artists among the most relevant exponents in contemporary muralism, were invited to reconfigure, each one according to their own personal reinterpretation, a dialogue between past and present of the industrial system of the twentieth century.
    Greg Jager, following his research which is based on the relationship between man and the environment, and through a path that moves into art, architecture and anthropology, has produced Dismantle: a series of interventions that blend with the impressive industrial archeology of the Ragusa area.

    Greg transforms the industrial site into a sensitive device with infinite solutions: construction site waste, broken glass, bricks and iron pallets are worthless residues but made protagonists within the large research project. The artist exalts the form, traces its full and empty spaces, decontextualizing the architecture, effectively “dismantling” the structure to leave open interpretations of the past and infinite interpretations of possible futures.
    The first work to be born, 5 meters high by 15 wide, gives its name to the entire project and is a vision of the same industrial architecture that is broken down and reassembled through its multiple geometries and a palette born from the in-depth study of the dominant colors “in situ”. A series of diagonals and the play of solids and voids is inspired by the architectural elements present throughout the industrial area and the modification of the surrounding landscape.

    Inside the area there are four mural interventions that make up the Primitive paintings series. Rational signs made in the absence of space and time suggest the innate need of man to control and organize nature through geometry.
    In the same hangar, a structure with the shape of a staircase is the protagonist of 3 ephemeral assemblages: the staircase is an ascensional symbol of profit which is deprived of its real function, symbolizing a system, the capitalist one, which fails because it is contrary to any natural balance.

    As the artist say:

    “Dismantle” is not simply a name that I’ve chosen to underline the charm of decadence, it represents for me an ethical approach to art: the idea of dismantling, deconstructing, stripping is present in all my practice and it’s with this spirit that I related to the majestic industrial archaeological site of the former A. Ancione.
    In my artistic research there are traces of anthropization: urban landscapes, large architectural structures, bridges, quarries, represent alterations of the natural balance that have led man to face enormous catastrophes. An artistic vision that wants to question current economic, social and political models and explore possible futures. All my works relate art and architecture. They are open boxes: anthropological reflections that want to leave the viewer free to be able to interpret them without any restrictions.”

    Check more images below taken by Marcello Bocchieri and stay tuned with us for the freshest news from italian urban art scene. More

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    New Mural by Etnik in Turin, Italy

    Graffiti-artist Etnik is back with another big wall. This new mural is located in front of a school in Turin, Italy. The idea of this wall was born during the lockdown. Etnik with this paint wants to create a window with a fantastic landscape behind, for the children that will come back to school after 7 months of staying home.  So it is a sort of surprise for the younger kids and the people who walk in front of the wall.

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    Alessandro Battisti aka Etnik is considered as one of the most active and accomplished urban artist in Italy. He has experienced and assimilated the transition to post-graffiti and Street Art. From 2001 his style started to evolve into geometrical and architectural forms with letterings and a mixture of urban landscapes.
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    “Never Ending Summer”by Nico Miyakawa in Turin, Italy

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    The month of October that has just begun led to the birth and to the official opening reception of a new artistic hub in Turin, Beeozanam.Among many realities involved in the project, we find our friends from Missiontoart who, for the occasion, presented the brand new works born from the artist’s latest residency together with Nico Miyakawa.

    In Missiontoart’s latest artist residency they invited Italian-Japanese artist Nico Miyakawa. With a portfolio primarily formed by hand drawn sketchbooks filled with dreamy scenarios, his work takes the viewer through a rich and detailed interpretation of reality. He created “Nico’s Room”, a space in the former industrial offices fully painted by the artist, where you can get be surrounded by Nico’s characters. A 360 degrees experience we suggest to do not miss.

    Together they created a 22 pieces of limited edition print, experimenting on new methods to develop the films. They put the digital process aside and dove into an artisanal approach for all stages of printing, letting Nico paint directly onto the acetate films to produce the screens. Seven acetate film sheets for seven levels of colors, harmoniously overlaid, mixed and bound together to bring the print to life. Here is the result: a palm tree of such vivid, bright colors – that only serigraphy can recreate – on a sky blue background previously hand-painted by the artist. A print that portrays exotic moods, tropical landscapes and the warm light of a summer that is not over yet.
    The limited edition is made on 300gsm, 100% cotton paper. Dimension 50cm x 70cm. If you want to get the vibes and bring them into your home, you can find the print available in their store.

    Read the entire article on Missiontoart official site.
    A special thank goes to Ivan Catalano and Chiara Dalmaviva for the images and stay tuned with us for the latest news from Italian art scene. More

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    “Endless Knot” by 2501 in Milan, Italy

    Italian artist Jacopo Ceccarelli aka 2501 recently worked on a mural located in the facade of a building in Marco Polo, district of Milan. “The endless knot has various meanings in the Tibetan tradition, but most of all, it reminds me the inter-twining of wisdom and compassion” 2501 said.

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    He dedicates this mural in memory of Lama Gangchen Tulku Rimpoche, a 78-year-old guru, founder, and guide of the Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre on Lake Maggiore,who died last April after contracting the coronavirus.

    Embarked in a quest for blank spaces, 2501 experiments with lines, shapes and motion in free compositions that show strictness all the while breaking art codes.
    His works are visually stunning, diving head first into the essence of line art through his use of monochromatic color schemes that emphasize his technique. 2501’s street pieces are elegant and clean making it pop from the usually busy public settings he implements them. The visual impact of his style and the intriguing ambiguity which comes from his use of figureless forms makes 2501’s art one of the most exciting and recognizable in today’s contemporary art scene.
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    “Dualismo” by Vesod in Campobasso, Italy

    Italian Artist Vesod recently worked on a new mural for the 7th edition of Antonio Giordano Urban Art Award (Premio Antonio Giordano) in Santa Croce di Magliano, Italy. The artwork, entitled “Dualismo”, has been made on the facade of a private building in the heart of the village. The composition offers a real oneiric vision, where architectures, female bodies and machines merge together in a futuristic vortex, open to double or multiple interpretations in contrast to each other.

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    Vesod was born in Turin in 1981 and he currently lives and works in a Venaria Reale. Influenced by his artist father and the early 20th century Italian movement Futurism, Vesod skillfully applies layers of opaque paint to create remarkable three-dimensional geometric objects and elegant figures with a unique and expressive sense of movement.
    His work is characterized by high contrast figures full of staggered motion and bright geometric abstractions.
    Take a look at more images below and check back with us soon for more updates from around the world.

    Photo credits: Premio Antonio Giordano, Vesod

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