A few weeks ago we talked about Greg Jager’s artistic intervention on a basketball court in the Valco San Paolo district in Rome. Today we return to the streets of the capital where creativity and the desire to redevelop public spaces seems to have no intention of stopping.
In these days, in Piazza dell’Immacolata in the San Lorenzo district, the artist Leonardo Crudi is working on a work of horizontal public art that aims to give a new face to the space and return it to its citizens.
The artwork, entitled “Fantasia in piazza”, presents all the characteristic elements of Leonardo Crudi. Born in 1988, the artist discovered the world of graffiti when he was only 13 years old and since then his path has led him not only to refine his technique, but also to develop a clear and recognizable style. His works, between abstraction and figuration, are based on geometric elements and the use of bright and bold colors.
Also in Piazza dell’Immacolata we find these characteristics: “Fantasia in piazza” plays with the forms and with the space available, creating a sort of playful path that will offer citizens the opportunity to “reappropriate” the square.
“Through the intervention we want to propose the adoption of new urban strategies that allow to redesign the public space to the measure of the inhabitants, and return the square to those who cross it. In particular, I chose to adapt my constructivist style to a system of signs and bright colors to stimulate the interaction of children, the first recipients of the work.” – Leonardo Crudi
The realization of the work was made possible thanks to the notice Avviso Pubblico Lazio Street Art opened by Regione Lazio, was promoted by the Municipality of Rome II and curated by the network of associations Libera Repubblica di San Lorenzo.
“With art once again we requalify a square in the broadest sense of the term: we make it available to families and young people, we preserve it from degradation” said Francesca Del Bello, president of the Municipality of Rome II.
The new square will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday, April 27 and will become the focus of many initiatives. Look at the photos of “Fantasia in piazza”, below!