Darryl Westly’s canvases about current events

Darryl Westly’s canvases about current events

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

The murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter protests, the Beirut explosion last summer: these are just some of the events that – apart from the pandemic – have characterised the last year and a half and inspired Darryl Westly. 

Born in 1989, Darryl Westly is an American artist born in Chicago and based in Brooklyn. With a long career ahead of him, Westly has already racked up numerous successes, working alongside artist Jeff Koons and exhibiting his work in some of the world’s most famous galleries. 

His oil paintings on linen and canvas represent current events, what is happening in the world and what needs the space to be understood. Events that with their impact and brutality have managed, albeit for a short time, to stop everyone’s lives. Who, after seeing the video of George Floyd’s murder, has not felt the need to take a few minutes for themselves?!

Darryl Westly decided to represent these and other events in a series of paintings that will be on display at 1969 Gallery in New York until 23 October in an exhibition entitled “A Dream Deferred”

Check out some images from the exhibition below and follow Darryl Westly on Instagram to discover more of his work. 

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Art

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @kevin.ponzuoli, @fad_foodandartdiary, @andrea_detto_elvis_schiavinato, @clementina_artist, @fotomarginali, @ele.naus, @169lollo, @sara_gram._,@yleniaboccarellaf1, @phkopusova.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Adam Parker Smith’s classical cube statues

Adam Parker Smith’s classical cube statues

Tommaso Berra · 4 days ago · Art

Appearing like a joke are the works of Adam Parker Smith, a new chapter in the game that has for centuries prompted artists to desecrate the symbols of pictorial and sculptural tradition.
The American artist creates his works using different materials and adopting different methods depending on the purpose, alone or involving others in the creations, the subjects of his works are often drawn from his fears, desires, obsessions, crushes and jealousies.

One of the most interesting works among those signed by Adam Parker Smith is precisely the series in which the artist “encloses” in 1 cubic meter of Carrara marble some of the most famous statues in the history of art. The sense is to see the best of classical art scrapped like an old machine, reduced to nothing more than a piece of junk, without majesty, height and elegance typical of these works.

The technique by which he was able to replicate exactly the details of Hellenic and Baroque statues was the result of work in which the digital research team of museums such as the Uffizi also participated. In fact, 3D modeling programs helped the artist reduce the works without alternating their proportions.
For his sculptures Smith then involved carvers and robots, twisting not only in concept the meaning of artwork as a product of human ingenuity.
Among the most famous works in the history of art Smith chose the Apollo del Belvedere , Cupid Triumphant, Bernini’s David and Augustus of Prima Porta, among others, for a tribute that has substance and stylistic humor.

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This or that, interview with Icy and Sot

This or that, interview with Icy and Sot

Tommaso Berra · 7 days ago · Art

Among the most anticipated guests at Cvtà Street Fest, the street art festival staged June 23-26 in Civitacampomarano (CB), was undoubtedly the Iranian artist duo Icy and Sot.
The duo consists of brothers Saman Oskouei (1985) and Sasan Oskouei (1991), known for their works that intervene in the urban landscape by activating reflections on the human condition. Human rights, detention, the plight of women and migrants, capitalism and climate change, these are some of the themes expressed through installations and stencils.

In our work we try to reflect our times and our experiences. Mostly insculptural and installation format. We enjoy using different materials/objects As well as doing site specific works. We are not good at describing our work, we think the viewers do a better job as everyone could feel or get something different from the piece.

Icy and Sot | Collater.al

In a world that must make strong decisions to solve these problems, Collater.al asked Icy and Sot to take sides in what is utopically a world in which there always seems to be only two contrasting elements to choose between. The artists’ works are also signs in the landscape that somehow define solids and voids, air and matter, specific portions of space.

THIS OR THAT

  • Noon or midnight?
    Midnight
  • Venice Biennale or Vatican Museums?
    Venice Biennale
  • Coca Cola or Pepsi?
    None
  • Easy Rider or Fast and Furious?
    Easy Rider
  • Batman o Spiderman?
    None
  • Zombie invasion or alien invasion?
    Alien
  • Call or message?
    Call
  • Nostalgia o Imagination?
    Both
  • Being eaten by a shark or a tiger?
    Tiger
  • Screaming or whispering?
    Screaming
  • Flying or mind-reading??
    Flying
  • Full or empty?
    Full
  • NY or LA?
    NY!!
  • 00s or 10s?
    00s
  • Gen Z or Millennials?
    Millennials
  • Instagram or TikTok?
    Instagram
  • Apple or Samsung?
    Apple
  • Bates Motel or Overlook Hotel?
    Bates motel
  • Iron or stone?
    Iron
  • Mozart o Metallica?
    Mozart
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What went down at the opening of “Displacement” in Rome?

What went down at the opening of “Displacement” in Rome?

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Art

On June 16 in the Contemporary Cluster gallery spaces in Rome the exhibition “Displacement,” the exhibition project curated by Giacomo Guidi in collaboration with Ginnika, was presented.
The theme treated in the exhibition is Post Vandalism, a current that allows to define a new urban artistic landscape, not necessarily related to writers but also to more abstract and intangible expressions.
In the opening, experimentation between media and cooperation between distant artistic expressions that find direct contact within the exhibition space immediately emerged, within which visitors were able to witness the evolution of a new creative process.

Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
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