Faceless people in Gideon Rubin’s paintings

Faceless people in Gideon Rubin’s paintings

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Born in 1973, Gideon Rubin is an Israeli artist, born in Tel Aviv, famous for his paintings in which the people portrayed do not have a face and for this reason are not recognizable. 

Gideon Rubin takes his cue both from old vintage photos and from his family’s memories. For this reason, the Israeli artist paints moments of everyday life: two spouses who have themselves photographed, a girl in the pool, but also more intimate, like taking off her shirt after closing in the room, reading something lying on the bed, wearing only underwear. 

The large and dense brushstrokes, combined with a palette of soft colors ranging from white, beige, pink powder show a world apparently flat, but not very different from that of everyday life, from moments of peace that we carve out between a thousand commitments. 

By portraying everyday life and voluntarily deciding not to reveal too much, without showing any specific details and, above all, the faces of his subjects, the protagonist of his paintings could be anyone, we could be. 

In our gallery you will find a selection of paintings by Gideon Rubin, to discover more go to his site.  

Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
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Breaking News, media and politics in Filippo Fontana’s illustrations

Breaking News, media and politics in Filippo Fontana’s illustrations

Giulia Pacciardi · 5 months ago · Art

We talked about young Italian illustrator Filippo Fontana a few months ago because of Void, a project dedicated to the current Italian pop culture.
This time, however, we want to talk to you about his latest project: Breaking News.

The 10 tables of the new project faithfully reproduce the most controversial political events of each state chosen by the artist, also from the point of view of media and information.
It begins with Italy, England, France, and Russia and then arrives in America, Brazil, China, Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Israel.
Each table, in addition to the name of the newspaper, reports the current political situation of the state to which it refers summarized in its most heated debates. 

“The intention of the project is to represent a global and contemporary picture of international politics, thus allowing the reader to autonomously develop a critical reflection in response to the images and to create associations between the political situation of one or more states.”

Filippo himself tells us that, with his cartoons, he once again managed to paint a deeply realistic portrait of a well-known situation.

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SHE’S ANGRY, the IG profile that doesn’t pull punches

SHE’S ANGRY, the IG profile that doesn’t pull punches

Claudia Fuggetti · 5 months ago · Art

SHE’S ANGRY, yes she’s absolutely pissed off about everything that happens to the women of our generation and there’s no problem in putting it out on social media. Behind the profile, there seems to be the name of Meuf Sympa, who manages to spread very strong messages through her colorful and funny illustrations.

“I want to feel safe walking home alone”, how many times have we been in this situation? How many times has the issue of public breastfeeding been debated?

The female world still has a lot of problems to solve and the illustrations in SHE’S ANGRY remind us every day, with pop style and colors, that we need to change our condition and the perspective from which we look at things.

Meuf invites women to love each other, fully describing the dimension in which the millennials live, made of too much appearance and too little substance, made of chaos, a chaos that becomes the only great certainty.

Take a look at the gallery below and follow SHE’S ANGRY on Instagram.

SHE’S ANGRY, il profilo IG che non ha peli sulla lingua |. Collater.al
SHE’S ANGRY, il profilo IG che non ha peli sulla lingua |. Collater.al
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SHE’S ANGRY, il profilo IG che non ha peli sulla lingua |. Collater.al
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A night at Fondazione Prada

A night at Fondazione Prada

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

The third episode of “I want to please you but I find it difficult” will be held on September 27, 2019. Curated by Craig Richards, this music program combines music and culture in the stunning building designed by OMA in Milan. The last party was Friday, June 14th, before the summer season, with the live performance of the Biosphere – the Norwegian artist Geir Jenssen – of the Italian percussionist Andrea Belfi and the Japanese artist Object Blue. We just can’t wait for the next event, with artists such as Floating Points, Ben UFO and Colleen. Craig Richards made three stunning line-up, starting from the idea of ​​music as a manifestation of creative freedom for both the musicians themselves and the public.

The 2018 program was a success: with artists such as Ricardo Villalobos and many others like Midori Takada, Burnt Friedman, Mulatu Astatke, Monolake, Joy Orbison, Baby Vulture, and E / tape. For the 2019 edition, the Prada Foundation has decided to expand the program, including research and musical experimentation.

The key idea of ​​this project is in its title – says the curator – The idea of ​​judging, assimilating and understanding music, the strength of preconceptions, the person who plays it, the format, the environment and the audio system that transmits it, the mental space of the moment, the day or the night .. All these factors contribute to create our relationship with music.The starting point of my curatorial project is the conviction that this language can be stimulating, stimulating, provocative, beautiful and even uncomfortable. Each event has the potential to inspire or irritate. As a DJ I’m fascinated by the order in which the music is presented.The DJ’s role is to select, define a musical path and its narration. Instead, in the role of curator, I present my favorites old and new musical discoveries that will be proposed in an order that wants to create inspiration, curiosity, annoyance and fun. The goal is to recognize and define a common thread, which crosses different musical expressions and which somehow holds them together. I believe that appreciating music is not always easy, but with perseverance the prizes are not only wonderful but also full of promise.

Andrea Belfi Ph Ugo Dalla Porta Fondazione Prada | Collater.al 2
Andrea Belfi Ph Ugo Dalla Porta Fondazione Prada | Collater.al 2
Andrea Belfi Ph Ugo Dalla Porta Fondazione Prada | Collater.al 2
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Text by Bianca Felicori

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Floating World the mural that reveals itself when reflected in the water

Floating World the mural that reveals itself when reflected in the water

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Ray Bartkus was born in Vilnius and after graduating from the Academy of Art he started making lithographs, etchings and pencil drawings. Once he moved to New York with his wife, his illustrations began to attract several newspapers, including the New York Times, for which he produced cartoons and drawings for more than ten years. 

It was only after years of his career that he began to devote himself to other forms of art, including street art. In this context, he differed from other colleagues thanks to a particular mural, Floating World

It is a work that occupies the entire external surface of a house overlooking the Šešupė River, in his native Lithuania. At first glance, it may not surprise, but it may not even be fully understood. You will recognize a swan, a swimmer, two rowers on a canoe, two dolphins jumping out of the water, a girl diving, but all in reverse, upside down. 

This choice is due to the fact that the real end result of Floating World is revealed in its reflection in the river when the figures turn over and return to their natural habitat, the water. 

Floating World Ray Bartkus | Collater.al
Floating World Ray Bartkus | Collater.al
Floating World Ray Bartkus | Collater.al
Floating World Ray Bartkus | Collater.al
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