Alex Senna’s street art, made of people and shadows

Alex Senna’s street art, made of people and shadows

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Art

The first time we talked about Alex Senna we focused on the romantic aspect of his works. Now, almost 3 years later, we return to focus on the Brazilian street artist‘s work, paying attention to another aspect of his artwork that has become more and more frequent. 

Since he started, Alex Senna has been filling the cities of the world, from Brazil to Italy, from the United States to Hong Kong, with his murals depicting simple black and white characters, a stylistic choice due to the artist’s colorblindness.

These figures are represented in their everyday life and, like everyone on the street, they too walk, look around, push a bicycle or wait to cross. What makes Alex Senna’s characters out of the ordinary is the point of view, each of them is depicted seen from above, or slightly biased, and to complete the mural their shadow comes overwhelmingly. 

It is precisely the latter that never seems to be missing in Alex’s work and that gives the images a melancholic air: a woman walks dragging her black and dark shadow as if it were a burden to carry around, as if she were hiding all her thoughts and worries. Everyone is free to see in Alex Serra’s shadows what he wants, what makes him happy or sad, carefree or worried. 

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South Park special episode about the pandemic

South Park special episode about the pandemic

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Art

The pandemic has reached every single corner of the Earth, including the small town of South Park, where Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny are preparing to return to school equipped with masks. 
And so, with a one-minute trailer, the creators of South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced the arrival of a special one-hour episode dedicated entirely to the pandemic

South Park has always distinguished itself from other television programs for its frankness, debunking taboo issues related to religion, politics and current affairs, challenging respectability and political correctness through satire, parody and sometimes black comedy. 
Often and willingly his episodes have been censored in several countries, but it is precisely the lack of filters that has made South Park one of the most long-lived and successful programs of American TV.

The Pandemic Special” will be broadcast on September 30 at 8:00 p.m. on Comedy Central. 

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“Solaroca”, the installation of 110 umbrellas in Brazil

“Solaroca”, the installation of 110 umbrellas in Brazil

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 days ago · Art

Solaroca is an installation, conceived by the artists’ collective OPAVIVARÁ!, designed and realized by Bambutec Design architects.
The project recreates an environment similar to a beach under the roof of a geodetic structure in bamboo and multicolored umbrellas.

It is true that summer is almost over, but in the beach of Marina Da Glória in Brazil you can still relax, in the shade maybe reading a good book.

Solaroca was made for the International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro – ArtRio, the colors chosen for the umbrellas are not random, but they were chosen according to the 8 shades of the LGBTQ+ flag.

An installation in full Carioca style, colorful and fun with the aim of occupying public spaces in a bold and different way.
In all, 110 beach umbrellas were used.

The structure is mobile and self-supporting without the need for heavy foundations, it is fixed to the ground with light steel anchors.
The dome was formed using treated bamboo poles, based on a 2V geodetic structure.

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The artistic toasts of Manami Sasaki

The artistic toasts of Manami Sasaki

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Art

What hobby did you discover during the quarantine? Did you bake delicious cakes? Did you learn to play an instrument? Have you gone gardening? No matter what hobby you have invented, it will certainly never live up to Manami Sasaki‘s. 

Manami is a Japanese artist who spent a good part of her time on the road to work before lockdown. Then, when she had to start working from home, she found herself having a lot of free time without knowing how to occupy it. In order not to lose her habits and maintain a routine, she continued to wake up early, transforming both breakfast time and her food into pure creativity. 

In fact, if until then, Manami Sasaki sat at the table and distractedly spread butter and jam on a slice of bread, now on that same slice the artist gives life to true works of art. 

Using various jams, fruits, spreads, cereals, sour cream, honey and any other ingredient, Manami Sasaki reproduces famous paintings, from Picasso to Munari, but also film posters, magazine covers, comics and, above all, subjects from Japanese culture, recreating Zen gardens or even taking inspiration from Kintsugi. 

But Manami’s toasts are not only beautiful, the artist herself has repeatedly stated that her creations are also balanced in taste because these finely decorated slices of bread remain to all intents and purposes her breakfast. 

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Lito Leaf, from a leaf to a work of art

Lito Leaf, from a leaf to a work of art

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 days ago · Art

Just one leaf and the creativity of the artist Lito Leaf comes to life and creates something extraordinary simply from nothing.

I make positive use of my concentration despite a deficit problem (ADHD), I try to commit only to my work and clipping.

There is no right or wrong way to make art. Anyone can create anything they want using any shape, medium, material, or canvas they want.
From divers diving into the abysses meeting sharks to a rhinoceros brushing its calf’s teeth to superheroes, Japanese artist Lito Leaf sculpts the most fun and unusual scenarios on its leaves.

The artist uses a very precise cutout technique, a closer examination of each piece reveals surprising details that create dreamlike and unusual narratives.

From a simple and common leaf comes out something wonderful, here is one below our selection of his most beautiful works.

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