The dynamic and colorful works by Caroline Dowsett

The dynamic and colorful works by Caroline Dowsett

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Geometric shapes, full-color backgrounds, thick black lines overlap in the works of Caroline Dowsett, an artist born in Manchester. 

Caroline’s passion for drawing began at a young age and then, over the years and with the study and above all with hours and hours of experimentation and practice, it became her work. Today the English artist creates her works in her studio, where she uses acrylic, black ink and flat, wide edged brushes to give vent to all her creativity, creating works in which the playful aspect is combined with the aesthetic one. 

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The indisputable beauty of Caroline Dowsett’s patterns is perfect in different forms: starting from simple canvases to hang in the home, the artist has experimented with her technique on different surfaces, from glass to fabric, from ceramics to paper, taking care of shop windows and creating various furnishing objects.

Just take a look at our gallery to understand how Caroline Dowsett’s dynamic and colorful works would have been wasted if destined exclusively for canvas. To find out more of her works go to her website and Instagram profile

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Nicola Madonia’s scribbles, everyday stories

Nicola Madonia’s scribbles, everyday stories

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

I scribble words” writes Nicola Madonia in his Instagram bio and – in my opinion – there is no better way to describe what he does. 

Nicola is twenty-six years old, born in Sicily and is a self-taught illustrator and cartoonist. 

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His passion for illustration and drawing in general stems from a real need to express his emotions, then over time it has also become a desire to share these emotions with the world. 
Nicola Madonia’s sketches are simple and essential, with a few black lines on a white background, the young artist manages to describe scenes of banal everyday life that are sometimes completed by a few lines or jokes.

Scrolling through his gallery you will notice how many things there are in common between his illustrations and your lives, moreover, his scribbles are divided into two large strands: some are ironic and hilarious, playing on the concept of discomfort, others are more romantic, real illustrated poems. 

Discover a selection of Nicola Madonia’s works below and to find out more go to his Instagram profile and his website

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The Milky Way, the project of Pianoterra Onlus in Turin

The Milky Way, the project of Pianoterra Onlus in Turin

Giulia Pacciardi · 1 month ago · Art

From 2014 to today the Pianoterra Onlus project, now in its fifth edition, has counted the participation of more than 200 artists, all united by the same desire to support pregnant women, new mothers and young children born in contexts of marginality and discomfort.

The new edition of The Milky Way, which will be held on February 6 from 12 to 21 and Friday 7 from 10 to 16 at Galleria Franco Noero in Turin, will revolve around the theme Interno/Inner, as the curator Damiana Leoni tells us.

“Is it convenient? Comfortable? Protective? Perhaps it recalls the first “interior” known, the mother’s womb. Soft and reassuring sounds, first of all the regular beating of a heart, that of the body that contains us. A soft, muffled interior, no changes in temperature, no trauma, no deprivation of food or water. The right space, neither too big nor too small, perfect for a human being to grow inside it. Or is it narrow? Compressed? Contract? What happens in a space like this? What happens in an interior that does not protect but compress, that does not cradle but contracts? If that interior is not enough to breathe, to open and dissolve, but on the contrary it stiffens, hinders, turns off… what happens?”

The mission of The Milky Way, with the help of artists such as Isabel Barber, Claudia Comte, Yves Scherer, Enrico Tealdi, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys and many others, is to help the most vulnerable families in Naples, Rome and the provinces with the proceeds from the sale of the works on display, thus supporting the mission of Pianoterra Onlus.

The Milky Way: all the information

When: 6 February 2020 (from 12 to 21)- 7 February (from 10 to 16);
Where: Franco Noero Gallery, Piazza Carignano 2, Turin.
Free entrance
Edited by Damiana Leoni
Promoted by Pianoterra Onlus

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Cinta Vidal’s murals defying gravity

Cinta Vidal’s murals defying gravity

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

We talked about Cinta Vidal a few years ago, focusing on her illustrations reminiscent of Escher’s paintings, where perspective is completely nullified. Today we’re back to talking about her because over the years Cinta has moved from paper to the walls of the city dedicating herself to street art, but without ever abandoning illustration and painting.

So some walls of the main cities of the world, from Los Angeles to Barcelona, up to Hong Kong, have been covered with floating objects, murals without perspective, but not without meaning. 

In fact, each artwork follows a theme, some present an agglomeration of buildings, others of books, furniture, mattresses, streets and so on. Through this orderly chaos, Cinta offers the viewer her own personal vision of the world, giving back, in a certain sense, freedom to objects that losing their function can be everything, even decorative elements. 

Moreover, the neutral backdrops create a sort of optical illusion, making passers-by believe that objects are literally falling on them, that they are coming off the wall and ready to land on the sidewalk. 

Discover a selection of Cinta Vidal’s murals in our freeze and to find out more go to her Instagram profile

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Diya Sengupta and the illustrations on female intimacy

Diya Sengupta and the illustrations on female intimacy

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Art

Diya Sengupta, on Instagram the_vagabond_artist, is an illustrator originally from India, in particular, Bombay. Having grown up in a very closed-minded environment where the only sector considered to advance socially is engineering, Diya was lucky enough to grow up in a very open family that allowed her to develop this great passion since she was a child. After studying graphic design at university, she began to dedicate herself full-time to the world of illustration.

Although she has not yet found her own aesthetic, her art is constantly evolving. Her works are considered by her as poetry and their interpretation is rather subjective.

Diya Sengupta publishes her work mainly on social media because she considers it a great way to convey it and at the same time to find inspiration. Through her works, the Indian artist wants to convey to the viewer a part of her, the more private part of her, and connect it with the works. Her dream is to create a series of illustrated books working with famous artists in the field.

Her illustrations tell mainly about the female world and all the intimacy within it. She tells everyday scenes of any woman’s life, from the moment she wakes up to the end of the day. The colors used to follow different color palettes, depending on the project. In fact, some of these works follow a very bright list of colors, with a strong preference for strong contrasts and purple, while other projects are more likely to reality as if they were paintings of what Diya sees.

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