Amy Blackwell is a painter, writer and illustrator based in Midlands, with also a studio in Nottingham. In her drawings the artist makes use of hues with warm tones, a decisive, but at the same time delicate, and a decidedly vintage and folk mood.
The subjects are extrapolated from everyday contexts and are always very familiar to the viewer, who can easily identify one of the characters.
In particular, women are the true protagonists of her illustrations, common women in common situations, which are always very original in the stylistic output: bright colors blend and transmitting positivity and good feelings.
Rone is an interesting street artist, whom we had the pleasure of talking about here on the occasion of his Omega project. Once again, the artist has returned with Empire, a project that fights decadence, transforming a 1930s Art Deco building that has remained uninhabited for over 20 years, in something new and beautiful.
Rone has repeatedly stated that his intention is to get people into the uninhabited house to be able to ask what happened in the same place before and why it was left in ruins.
Moreover, the concept of abandonment has always intrigued the artist, who this time also used the help of the interior designer Carly Spooner, Kat Snowden, the composer Nick Batterham, the lighting designer John McKissock and the elaborate botanical installations of the Loose Leaf design studio, to offer a complete experience to the spectator, going beyond the definition of street art.
It will be possible to visit the abandoned house on show at the Burnham Beeches villa in Sherbrooke from 6 March to 22 April.
We have already talked about this artist here, and we return to do so on the occasion of his personal “Essere” at the Galleria degli Uffizi, on display from February 26 to May 26, 2019.
Antony Gormley is famous for his anthropomorphic sculptures to explore and analyze the relationship between body and space, between full and void, between oxen and light.
The exhibition includes twelve works, some already seen in previous exhibitions, others, however, unpublished as Veer II, which consists of a reproduction of the human nervous system and Breathe that, instead, a large expansion work covered with lead that applies the cosmic principles of the Big Bang to the uniqueness of a body.
But there are also works specifically designed for this space and which, therefore, enter into dialogue with the artistic heritage that Florence offers, such as Another Time, or a pair of human figures, one positioned inside the Museum and looking out of one of the windows overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, and the other fixed on the roof, overlooking Piazza della Signoria from above.
Last but not least is Settlement, a work created in 2005, but which this time creates a special interaction with Bernini’s Sleeping Hermaphroditus.
Antony’s sculptures are a perfect demonstration of how art can evolve, in techniques and materials, but at the same time they are the testimony of the presence of a common thread that connects the whole history of art.
Sarah Maxwell is an eclectic and versatile illustrator who creates works with a unique style and personality. She became known on Instagram not only for the classic illustrations, but also for her mini comics that usually concern the theme of love.
But Sarah’s production is much more varied: her scenes know how to touch the right strings, they are able to excite audience and make them participate even in moments of struggle: sexual freedom, LGBTQ +, politics and music, are enveloped in romantic aesthetics. That’s why Sarah managed to get publications for names like Wired, Playboy and to collaborate with Adidas and the BBC.
You can find out more of the artist’s work on her Instagram profile and on her personal website.
The collaboration between Luftwerk and Iker Gil fromMAS Studio led to the creation of an incredible installation called Geometry of Light to transform the Mies van der Rohe pavilion in Barcelona. The task of the installation is to renew the internal environment through a grid of red lasers; as for the exteriors to complete the work we find the water games and the sculpture of Georg Kolbe “Alba”.
The luminous lines have been designed to “trace, highlight and modify the composition of the pavilion” and their movement is accompanied by the music of Oriol Tarragó which makes Geometry of Light a total art experience.
Through the work, the studio wants to reach a new level of interpretation of the structure, which extends and illuminates according to the choreography of the lasers.