Backs, loneliness and isolation in Gwen Yip paintings

Backs, loneliness and isolation in Gwen Yip paintings

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Artist Gwen Yip spends her days painting the faces of the people she knows and the shoulders of the strangers she meets by chance.

After working in so many different cities, what she better knows is the feeling of isolation and loneliness felt in a new big city.
The artist, who today lives and works in New York, has wanted to enclose these feelings in her series Backs, representing them in the form of a universal experience.

Separated by city: New York, Hong Kong and London, her acrylic paintings depict faceless people, where the lack of identity and the narrative voids invite the viewer to think about his own story, his own moments of weakness at the beginning of a new life and about his dreams and hopes.

“We all carry things on our backs. Some shoulder burdens and regrets and others carry dreams and hopes.”

Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 2 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 3 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 5 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 4 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 1 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 6 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 7 Backs, solitudine e isolamento nei dipinti di Gwen Yip | Collater.al 8

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Katharina Grosse kaleidoscopic maze

Katharina Grosse kaleidoscopic maze

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Take a huge building and fill it with color, what will come out is The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped, the latest site-specific installation by Katharina Grosse.

The German artist, with more than 10 years of career behind her, has filled the huge Australian center of contemporary art Carriageworks with more than 90,000 square meters of fabric, changing its space and function.

Her installation, in fact, stems from the need to try to hide the true nature of a space by making it disappear or modify it without operating in a definitive way.
The fabric, the main actor of the entire work, falls softly from the ceiling creating a system of folds and drapes characterized by bright colors, in complete opposition with the dark and solemn environment of the gallery.

“I was fascinated by the thought of folding space, I was interested in taking this vast surface and shrinking it by folding or, actually, hiding the entirety of what’s there. I understand a painting as something that, as we view it, travels through us and realigns our connections with the world.”

Her installation was created on the occasion of the Sydney Festival 2018 and will remain visible until April 8th.

 

Il labirinto caleidoscopico di Katharina Grosse | Collater.al 2 Il labirinto caleidoscopico di Katharina Grosse | Collater.al 1 Il labirinto caleidoscopico di Katharina Grosse | Collater.al 4 Il labirinto caleidoscopico di Katharina Grosse | Collater.al 3 Il labirinto caleidoscopico di Katharina Grosse | Collater.al 5

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Taco Bell made the perfect trailer for a movie that will never be released

Taco Bell made the perfect trailer for a movie that will never be released

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Have you ever wondered what could be the best way to advertise a new product to be placed on the market?
Simple, the German agency Deutsch would answer you, by making the perfect trailer for a film that will never be released.
And why? Because finally Taco Bell, the famous Mexican fast food chain, has added fries to its menu.

Thus, a super excited Josh Duhamel becomes the protagonist of the fictitious film Web Of Fries in which hamburgers, sauces and chips hide a handful of dark secrets that will also take him to the classic scene of madness in front of his pinboard of clues.

A film -which doesn’t exist- ingenious, and a way to advertise a new product even more ingenious.

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Taco Bell made the perfect trailer for a movie that will never be released
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Short video for Breakfast – The fearless are here, the BBC spot for the Winter Olympics

Short video for Breakfast – The fearless are here, the BBC spot for the Winter Olympics

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Athletes are fearless.
What seems difficult to us, if not impossible, is for them the normality.
What frightens us is something that they have learned to know since they didn’t know would become their work.
Speed, height and obstacles are their bread and butter.

The fearless are here is the spot illustrated by the Smith & Foulkes duo for the BBC sport and PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
A concentration of rush, strength and courage that characterizes the champions.

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Nancy Fouts surreal sculpture

Nancy Fouts surreal sculpture

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Art

Sometimes reality misses creativity. It’s a nostalgia that you can feel on the same routine, the same journeys from home to work, buying the same stuff at the supermarket and so on.

It’s in the art that we confide in order to escape from unwritten rules that we have to follow every day and Nancy Fouts, an American London-based artist, is the best guide to this exploration.

Through her sculptures, apparently common objects become details and characters from fantasy series, sometimes historical and religious provocations, in a meeting between reality and creativity that makes the viewers smile.

It’s nice to know that there’s a completely different world from the one we live and that we can always explore it thanks to Nancy Fouts.

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