BVLGARI’s artwork made with artificial intelligence

BVLGARI’s artwork made with artificial intelligence

Tommaso Berra · 6 days ago · Art

BVLGARI is collaborating with Turkish artist Refik Anadol for its latest installation, set up in Milan’s Piazza Duomo.
The work has been described by the brand as “the first AI artwork made for a luxury brand.”
The AI used by Anadol receives information from the subjects framed by the artist, in this case snakes and flowers, symbols of BVLGARI. The movement of the subjects continuously transmits information, translated into data and codes, which consequently modify the image by altering its colors.
The experience of “Serpenti metamorphosis” – this is the name of the installation – involves an environment completely covered with mirrors and screens, alienating and enveloping. The hypnotic movement of the images succeeds in best recreating the idea of metamorphosis at the base of the work.

The work will be on view in Piazza Duomo until the end of October, after which the jewelry brand and the artist will convert the work into a unique NFT, which can be purchased and whose proceeds will be donated to charity.

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Lee Ann Price paints eating disorders

Lee Ann Price paints eating disorders

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Art

There are issues that not everyone is able to deal with. Sometimes this is due to a lack of empathy on the part of many people, sometimes because if you don’t experience a situation first-hand, it is difficult to talk about it properly.
One of these topics is certainly the eating disorder, which is too complicated for those who suffer or have suffered from it and too underestimated by those who do not understand its depth and seriousness. Fortunately, there are people like Lee Ann Price, an American artist who has managed to represent her relationship with food in beautiful paintings that manage to show everyone how difficult it can be. 

Born in Elmira, New York, and currently based in the Big Apple, Lee Ann Price made herself known to the public thanks to her series of paintings entitled “Women & Food” in which she portrays herself or young women in bathtubs intent on eating a slice of cake, an ice cream cone, Chinese food or milk and cereal. 

Each scene is taken from above, showing small, claustrophobic baths that become the place where the protagonists can finally take off their clothes and seek refuge in food. 

With a painting technique that perfectly renders the surface of the water, the purity of the skin and the smooth texture of the tub and tiles, Lee Ann Price uses art to talk about an issue that she herself has experienced. The clarity of the images manages to strike a chord with the viewer, even those who have never had to deal with these topics, and make them realise how much one small mouthful can weigh. 

Follow Lee Ann Price on Instagram and visit her website so you don’t miss out on her upcoming work.   

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AppARTEngo Festival announces big news for 2022

AppARTEngo Festival announces big news for 2022

Tommaso Berra · 5 days ago · Art

The fifth edition of AppARTEngo Festival, a public art event in Stigliano, in the province of Matera, has just finished.
During these three months, the festival hosted contemporary and international artists. The initiatives curated by artistic director Alessandro Suzzi didn’t play a passive and self-celebratory role, rather a synergy was created with the artists and the territory that has hosted AppARTEngo Festival since 2017.

“With feet here, with the head in the world” this is the claim of the festival, and a look at the world means a look at a shared future. For this reason, the branches of the 2021 festival outside Stigliano (in the municipalities of Gorgoglione, Rotondella, Montalbano Jonico and Sicignano degli Alburni) are a preview of the 2022 edition.
The goal is in fact to create a traveling exhibition of public art projects, involving small communities and villages in Italy.
Given the success of the 2021 edition, the call to participate in the new Appartengo R-Evolution will start already on October 14, 2021, when the selection of only one municipality per region will begin. The goal remains to protect small communities from depopulation by engaging artists who intimately and physically connect to sincere and generous territories.

Visit the AppARTEngo festival website to discover all the works made in the 2021 edition.

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“Noodles”, the pattern by John Blond

“Noodles”, the pattern by John Blond

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Art

Every artist, consciously or unconsciously, would like their work to be recognizable without the need for a signature or an accompanying tag. To be able to reach this level, or this goal, one must have a clear and winning idea. This is what John Blond, visual artist and designer from Catania known for his patterns called “Noodles”, had. 

John Blond began making graffiti at the age of twelve, using spray cans sold by his mother’s tobacco shop. With the years he has developed these patterns formed by black and bold lines on monochrome backgrounds with bright and vivid tones.

They are simple patterns, with a strong visual identity, easily recognizable, but above all that adapt to different surfaces and media. Precisely for this reason, we can find his “Noodles” declined in interior and exterior mural, in canvases, as a decorative motif for bottles, vases, teapots, fabrics and much more. Some of his products are part of the line “Noodles by John Blond” for sale on his website

In addition to developing his personal projects, he currently works as a designer for the design and web development studio The Wave and also co-founded the independent magazine about street art and street culture Graffgo Magazine. Next weekend, Saturday, October 16, Graffgo will officially present to the public the new issue entitled “A new chapter of our life” with a live meeting hosted inside the streetwear shop in Catania, via Mariosangiorgi 59. 

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Marble waste by Nazareno Biondo

Marble waste by Nazareno Biondo

Chiara Sabella · 4 days ago · Art

We live in a time that does not believe in forever, we grow up changing phones, cars, cities. We are used to temporary contracts and relationships in a sort of culture of abandonment, yet everything we leave behind remains. It’s a lesson we are learning at our own expense, artists like Nazareno Biondo try to make it tangible.

His projects start from the symbols of the disposable philosophy, an unlit cigarette, bottle caps and packaging that we can find on the sidewalk of any urban area. In his workshop the waste of a hurried society becomes eternal artworks. Like the sculptures of the ancients, the chosen subjects become timeless testimonies of a contemporary thought and life. Represented with a critical hyperrealism, packages of cigarette papers, condoms and tin cans are ennobled and impose themselves to the viewer in all their ironic majesty.

We deal with them every day but it is as if we were seeing these objects for the first time, every minute detail emerges from the blocks of Carrara Marble that the artist reuses: “Nothing in my work, as in the world we live in, should be wasted”. Looking at them we feel a strange closeness and connection, it happens to us too to feel used for specific purposes, only to be abandoned for no reason. Nazareno Biondo’s works go down to a deeper level: the waste of everyday life becomes a metaphor for a collective feeling. It is a decisive stance against the custom of mass culture, a silent protest and full of meaning.

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