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Cristina Boccadoro - Artist - His works

Cristina Boccadoro - Artist - His works


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Cristina Boccadoro, works

The artist uses recycled materials for his works, especially paper, assembled with ecological glues and pigments, mostly water-based.

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Versatility, eclecticism and contamination characterize Cristina's artistic career.

This artist deeply loves recycled materials and wood whose history and soul she imagines while admiring its veins.

Cristina's disruptive creativity and her need to synthesize the Aosta Valley tradition with her artistic vision prompted her in 2008 to create her own style: the Bois Collage.

Thanks to this unique and sophisticated technique, Cristina assembles wooden parts of antique and disused objects and other materials to create unique paintings and furnishing accessories.

Cristina Cancellara is Aosta Valley by adoption, she graduated from the IED in Milan as an illustrator, attended porcelain painting courses and collaborated with several design studios for fabrics. In 2008 he created his own style and over the years he has had ateliers both in Valtournenche and in Saint-Vincent.

"Fé sen que te plé é te travaille gnenca eun dzô de ta viya"


Who is the Blu artist?

To make his own biography short and concise: we don't know what his name is, nor where he was born, nor how old he is. He is thought to be originally from Senigallia, but Bologna has certainly played a very important role as a city over the course of his career. It was in 1999 that Blu began to make himself known through a series of graffiti made between the historic center and the level 57 social center. Bologna that in 2016 Blu sparked an incredible media fuss, following a coordinated action with other street artists for the cancellation of some of his works, intended to be removed from the street, to be included in the exhibition "Street Art, Banksy & Co". This gesture was a loud no to the privatization of urban art, which for the street artist is and must always remain free, democratic, accessible to all.

Work: Spirale - Source: Goldworld

Since 2001 Blu has gradually started to abandon the spray cans, to use tempera paints spread with rollers, which have given the full-bodied and rich appearance that characterizes his works.

Over the years he has often collaborated with other artists, such as Dem, Ericailcane, Run and has also participated in projects carried out by art galleries, but without ever distorting his idea of public street art, street.

Blu is an Italian artist, but his artistic heritage is international: his works can in fact be admired not only in Modena, Milan, Rome, Florence but also in South America, Palestine, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Athens, Valencia, London and other cities.


Christo, the most beautiful works of the artist. PHOTO

He died on May 31, 2020, his installations had traveled around the world from "The Floating Piers" on Lake Iseo to "The Gates" in New York's Central Park. Here are some of his most famous

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known only by the name Christo, died on May 31, 2020 at the age of 84. The Bulgarian-New York artist is one of the greatest exponents of Land Art and his installations have traveled around the world

His most famous in Italy is certainly "The Floating Piers", the impressive work that appeared on Lake Iseo in June 2016.

Another famous floating work of his is the one that appeared on the Serpentine Lake in London in June 2018: "The London Mastaba", inspired by the Egyptian monumental tombs, made with over 7 thousand barrels of oil

Then there is "The Gates", a series of doors completed in February 2005 in Central Park in New York


Index

In 2010 he created an exhibition-installation for the Lu.C.C.A. Museum [6]. With his works he proposes structures that suggest openings towards other dimensions.

In 2011 he created a re-performance and a photographic project entitled Living Restraint inspired by a performative work by Matthew Barney, presented in March 2011 in an Exhibition Day organized by the artist in his laboratory in Rome and later exhibited at Istanbul. Art Fair 2011.

He continues his research on the perception of reality in two dimensions and on the possibility of working on musical scores as on images with the Trueman project, an audio-video post-production presented in an exhibition, in December 2011, in the exhibition space of the Baker & McKenzie offices in Munich.

In April 2012, a sculpture from the Paradigmi project became part of the permanent art collection of the Chamber of Deputies [7].

The Garbage Patch State Project Edit

In 2012 he launched a monumental work of contemporary art that he called Wasteland [8], a transmedia art project that addresses the problem of the immense patches of plastic waste dispersed in the oceans, better known as the Pacific Trash Vortex [9]. The basic idea is to include these "territories" in a federal state: the Garbage Patch State Project [10] [11]. "If the Garbage Patch is ignored by people it is because it does not have a visible image of it, then I came up with the idea of ​​creating a state for these marine surfaces formed by plastic extended for a total of sixteen million square kilometers. geographic boundaries of the planet, I therefore began to build a new geography of the earth through images ", says the author in the catalog of the work. [12]

In the presence of the Director General and other UNESCO authorities, on 11 April 2013, Maria Cristina Finucci planted the flag of the new state and gave the inauguration speech [13] of the Garbage Patch State on her installation that reproduced one of the islands of plastic that occupied the gigantic “salle des pas perdus” in the main building of UNESCO. It was the official start of the Wasteland opera.

At the Venice Biennale also the Garbage Patch State, like most of the other states, had its space in the courtyard of the Ca 'Foscari University [14] from May 29 to November 24, 2013. Thousands of colorful plastic caps overhanging the surrounding wall of the fifteenth-century palace in an attempt to pour into the lagoon.

In 2014, the Garbage Patch State presented itself in Madrid with a public installation on Gran Via on the occasion of ARCO [15], the highly anticipated international art fair. The work, sponsored by Endesa and IED, consists of a 12m long "sheet" hanging over the passers-by, formed by a weave of plastic bottles containing budding flower seeds, which at night was illuminated by the light of the flashes. At the same time, the IED students of the architect Izaskun Chinchilla also created a work inspired by the Garbage Patch State.

On the occasion of the First National Day of his state, on 11 April 2014 the artist brought a new installation of the Wasteland cycle to the MAXXI square in Rome and set up the first Embassy [16]. A project promoted by MAXXI Educational, in collaboration with the Master in Exhibit & Public Design of the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

From 29 September to 17 October 2014, the Garbage Patch State makes its entrance in New York at the United Nations Headquarters [17], a symbolic place of the will for peace, cooperation and development of all the peoples of the earth.

As part of the collateral events of EXPO 2015, the artist, commissioned by the Bracco Foundation, on 15 June 2015 inaugurates the installation "Vortice" [18] in Milan, sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of the Territory and Seas and with the collaboration of the Roma Tre University. The work is still present in the permanent collection of the Bracco Foundation.

In the same year at the Aquae Venezia Pavilion, a new mysterious animal formed by plastic dispersed in the sea, the Bluemedsaurus, enters and exits crawling on the walls of the room of the Bluemed ​​High Level Conference.

Crawling through the consciences of waste and the mountains of European waste, the plastic snake [19] reached Paris and manifested itself to the Heads of State and Government of the COP 21 Climate Conference thanks to Acciona, the world leader in renewable energies and the New York Times which hosted the "creature" for its conference.

In 2015 the Garbage Patch State was included in Graziano Graziani's "Atlas of Micronations" (Quodlibet, 2015).

The story continues in Mozia (Trapani) with the monumental installation [20], together with the Terzo Pilastro - Italy and Mediterranean Foundation,. The work consists of the manual assembly of over 5,000,000 used colored plastic caps enclosed in metal gabions, which outline the word HELP in the archaeological area of ​​the island.

On World Earth Day 2018, Maria Cristina Finucci signed the UN Agenda 2030 [21] for sustainable development on behalf of the Garbage Patch State, proposing 17 global goals for reducing the environmental impact of our presence. At the time of signing, the Italian Minister of the Environment Gianluca Galletti and the spokesman Enrico Giovannini were also present.

From 8 June to 29 July 2018, with the promotion of the Colosseum Archaeological Park and the support of the Bracco Foundation, a second majestic HELP [22] is installed in one of the most sacred places in ancient Rome and one of the most visited in world, the Roman Forum. The work is made up of a set of wire mesh gabions, made available by the Maccaferri company, covered with an embroidery of six million colored plastic caps. At night the gigantic sign lights up - thanks to Enel and Enel X - and is also visible from via dei Fori Imperiali. It is an enigmatic architectural system that recalls the constructive syntax of ancient Roman architecture, but whose building material is not stone, but plastic. It symbolizes a call for help from our historical era, finally aware of its own self-destruction process.


LIFE AND WORKS OF FRANCIS BACON: SUMMARY IN TWO MINUTES (OF ART)

1. Francis Bacon (Dublin 1909 - Madrid 1992) was one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century. His works, ruthless and tormented, violently express the existential condition of the human being.

2. Francis Bacon was born in Dublin in one rich and noble English family. His father, captain of the light infantry of the British army, even boasted a lineage with the famous philosopher Francis Bacon. Man, tyrannical and martial, will always live a conflictual relationship with the child, considered weak and unmanly.

Francis Bacon, Crucifixion 1933

3. Francis Bacon in fact suffered from aacute form of asthma which will prevent him from attending school with the other boys and, years later, will not allow him to take part in the Second World War.

4. In the teenage years, the young Francis openly shows his own homosexuality, which will infuriate the father, so much so that he has to send his son out of the house when he was only sixteen.

This will lead Bacon to move to London, and then visit the cities of Berlin and Paris, metropolises that will play a key role in his artistic formation.

5. In fact, in Paris Bacon has the opportunity to admire the works of the great Picasso: will be impressed. On his return to London to earn a living he works as interior designer, designing Deco-style furnishings.

6. In 1933 he paints Crucifixion(above), one of his best known works. It will be noticed by the critic Herbert Read and accepted in one collective exhibition of the Mayor Gallery, in London. This was followed by a solo show in 1934 which, however, was not successful. In his mature years, Bacon will destroy many of his paintings made in his youth.

7. In the 1940s, his studio in London became a reference point for artists, intellectuals and gamblers. In these years Bacon leads a profligate life, lost in the fumes of alcohol and burdened with debt.

In 1944 he made the triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, a work that will open the doors of success for him.

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, 1944, London, Tate Gallery

8. From this moment on, his works attracted increasing interest, which allowed Bacon to live between London and the French Riviera, playing cards and painting.

Between 1948 and 1949 he made the series Heads (at the bottom of the article) and from 1949 to 1956 he painted twenty-five popes for the series Popes, in which the masterpiece stands out Study after Vélazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953), a transposition of the famous painting by the Spanish artist (1650) in which the transfigured face of the pope is a cry that expresses the existential anguish of the society of the time.

Francis Bacon, Study after Velàzquez Portrait of Pope Innocent X, 1953, Es Moines Art Center, Des Moines (Iowa)

9. In 1962 his success was legitimized with an important one retrospective at the Tate Gallery in London. However, this event will be marred the day before the inauguration by the untimely death of Peter Lacy, Bacon's lover.

Another mourning hit Bacon in another of his moments of glory: in 1971, on the eve of an extraordinary exhibition at the Grand Palais, George Dyer, beloved companion of the British painter, died.

10. Francis Bacon died in Madrid in 1992 of a heart attack caused by his chronic asthma studio in South Kensington in London it will be inherited by the Dubli City Gallery which will guard it with the care with which archaeological finds are preserved.

"We are potential carcasses" (Francis Bacon)


Ashley Longshore's art is the most loved by American stars (and is conquering collectors too)

His gallery are the windows of megastores, Instagram is his market

The New York Times he gracefully calls it "The fashion latest art darling", and publishes a photo taken in the Garden District of New Orleans in which, standing on a giant-size armchair, wearing a really-giant-size pearl necklace, she looks like an eccentric Lilliputian . The 39-year-old American Ashley Longshore, artist is hinging on an explosive character and on an art "that just can't be more pop". The rules of the market are changing, bypassing the traditional system of tunnels, as well as many rules of bon-ton. In the presentation of her Instagram profile (which for her is like hair for Samson…) she immediately presents herself as a blunt: “F ** k is my favorite word. I laugh all day. Share this m ****. I don't give a shit”.

In short, it is not only her art that has conquered a wide range of audiences, but also her personality a bit "Who cares?", The explicit language with which her feminist soul screams to the world. His is a daily battle - albeit glittery - that begins every day at 5.30, when the alarm goes off: “In the morning, as soon as I open my eyes, I grab the phone and, on the way to the bathroom, I immediately start sending emails. I pee, put on my bodysuit, my pearls, put on my sunglasses and it's already time to be operational. ", He tells the New York Times.

His psychedelic works (paintings, design furniture, videos) include all the figurative imagery of the world seen by his eyes. The main inspiration? Pop culture, the most iconic faces flanked by provocative writings, all immersed in the maximum saturation of color. Among the characters immortalized by Ashley Longshore, Kate Moss, wrapped in an abbess dress with a colorful make-up, Anna Wintour, portrayed in various ways (the funniest version is the one in which she wears a T-shirt that says "I would fuck me"), Lil Wayne with her smile of metal and the jacket studded with the dollar symbol, Abraham Lincoln with a floral jacket and a colored beard and Frida Kahlo portrayed in some pieces as a queen and in others as a Madonna. The Audrey's. A potrait series instead, it is the pictorial series that pays homage to the iconic actress whose hair, always depicted in profile, is adorned with fish, flowers, exotic birds and butterflies of all kinds (we cannot miss a strong reference to Klimt's style).

Far from the galleries and places more traditionally devoted to art, she has chosen instead - rightly - the shop windows to show off. And not random windows, but those of Bergdorf Goodman, the famous luxury mega store on New York's Fifth Avenue, where, in January, she was the first to exhibit her works. Between Ahsley Longshore collectors there is no shortage of celebrities, such as Blake Lively (the former Serena van der Woodsen of Gossip Girl) with her handsome husband Ryan Reynolds, Penelope Cruz, designer Christian Siriano and stylists June Ambrose and Jenke Ahmed Tailly, who include Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian among their clients.

You Don't Look Fat, You Look Crazy An Unapologetic Guide to Being Ambitchous is the inspirational book he wrote to instill courage and ambition in women. Her figure stands out on the cover like a Wonder Woman proudly curvy who watches over a packet of biscuits, on the front line to exorcise the demon of obsession with weight with irony. According to the New York Post, so far a substantial number of his works have been sold through Instagram, for an income of as much as 30 thousand dollars.

"It's kind of funny: I can post something like a picture of me sprinkling glitter on a black canvas and instantly I get messages and people email me. They tell me - Oh my God Ashley, are you going to put the resin on it? What color is it? When will it be finished? " explains. "With the use of social media, artists allow the public to enter into the creative process, and people love it."

His collectors are also his best friends, according to him "the wind of his sail". She then created a membership (idea copied by Jeff Koons) in which to sign up and receive every year special gifts, gadgets and postcards, autographed by herself. The name of his network? ARTGASM (and it doesn't surprise us!).


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