Dave Pollot’s pop and paradoxal paintings

Dave Pollot’s pop and paradoxal paintings

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Art

What does a portion of McDonald’s chips have to do with anything inside a still life? What about a giant emoticon in a forest? These are questions that arise spontaneously when you look at the paintings by Dave Pollot, an artist who has a considerable following on Instagram.

The characters, icons and habits that distinguish our time are found in traditional paintings. The decontextualization of these symbols takes place in an exuberant and disruptive way, greatly disorienting the viewer.

The irony behind this artistic gesture, which seems to be a frivolous aesthetic act, conceals a profound reflection on how much human priorities and habits have changed, how much multinationals dominate our lives.

Dave Pollot brings us closer to the art of the past, proposing icons easily recognizable inside, to make us smile, but also think.

I quadri pop-paradossali di Dave Pollot | Collater.al
I quadri pop-paradossali di Dave Pollot | Collater.al
I quadri pop-paradossali di Dave Pollot | Collater.al
I quadri pop-paradossali di Dave Pollot | Collater.al
I quadri pop-paradossali di Dave Pollot | Collater.al
I quadri pop-paradossali di Dave Pollot | Collater.al
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Murmuration (Landscape), the installation formed by 10.000 porcelain birds

Murmuration (Landscape), the installation formed by 10.000 porcelain birds

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

Last week at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, it was the opening of the exhibition “Terracotta Warriors” by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, which features terracotta sculptures representing the ancient Chinese warriors of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, considered the first Chinese emperor.

Within this exhibition, however, you will not only see soldiers, but Cai Guo-Qiang has thought of surprising all viewers with Murmuration (Landscape), an immersive installation that occupies the space of an entire room.

The work consists of 10,000 porcelain birds that have been hung from the ceiling with nylon threads and seem to fly over the heads of visitors. Seen from the outside, the shape of the installation seems to be that of a three-dimensional landscape and for this reason, it is natural to observe and live it in respectful silence, as if one were entering a sacred place.

The exhibition will be open until 13 October 2019. 

Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
Murmuration Landscape Cai Guo Qiang | Collater.al
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Money Heist 3, all we own about it!

Money Heist 3, all we own about it!

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

I know that many of you have already marked yourselves on the calendar that Money Heist 3, the most widely seen non-English series in the world, will be released on 19 July

Waiting to know what happened to the Professor, Denver, Tokyo and all the others, Netflix has released, a few days later, two trailers. 

In the first we see the Professor talking to us, eyes in the eye, revealing that one of the gang has been arrested (who will be?) and that they are ready to do things in large, even larger than the robbery at the State Mint. 

The second video, however, more than a trailer seems a very fast recap of the first two seasons. Obviously, we can not help but spend a few words on the stylistic scene of the latter, in fact, have taken as an example the famous spot against piracy that preceded each film on DVD, but this time instead of saying “You would never steal a bag” we see words like “You would never print 984 million“.

Money Heist 3 will have 8 episodes of 45 minutes each and will all be available on Netflix from July 19!

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Find out how the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be!

Find out how the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be!

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

We’ve been talking about this for over a year now and now the time has come. Just under 48 hours to the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the area inside the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California dedicated to the film saga that began in 1977. 

While the opening of the theme park on the west coast will take place on May 31 at 20.20 local time and will be streamed, for the one inside the World Disney World Resort in Orlando (Florida) we have to wait until August 29. 

The employees and the lucky few had the opportunity to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in preview and the first rumors, but especially the first photos were shared. 

The first to express his enthusiasm was the same Josh D’Amaro, president of Disneyland Resort: 

“So proud to introduce you to the inhabitants of Batuu!”

Let’s just hope it’s so beautiful that fans of the saga will forget that after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming out in December, the next three films will be signed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the Game of Thrones showrunners who seem not to have fully satisfied their audience.

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Not Longer Life, still lifes in 2000? Full of plastic.

Not Longer Life, still lifes in 2000? Full of plastic.

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

Although the Quatre Caps are a group of architects, their project I want to talk to you about has nothing to do with architecture. It’s called Not Longer Life and it’s a series of six paintings that revisit in a contemporary way one of the subjects of classical art, still life. 

If Monet or Caravaggio, painting a still life, depicted baskets or vases full of fruit, from grapes to oranges, from pears to apples, but not only, the Four Caps asked themselves: what would they look like if they were made today? 

The six paintings always represent baskets of fruit, but, since we are in modern times, they are all packaged in plastic boxes or in the typical bags of the supermarket. 

In a historical period in which the topic of pollution/waste is a very hot topic, Not Longer Life seems to be almost a criticism to governments that do not take a position, but also to people who are reluctant to change their habits and continue to make a disproportionate plastic. 

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