Legends and folklore merge in Gleo street art

Legends and folklore merge in Gleo street art

Claudia Fuggetti · 6 months ago · Art

One of the most interesting names in the Latin American street art scene is Gleo, a young Colombian born and raised in Cali. The artist is able to express her identity and her point of view on global problems, using coloured illustrations, oil paintings and murals. Gleo has travelled around South America for several years and has now made his name in street art capitals such as Barcelona and Mexico City.

Her works are inspired by the popular legends and folklore of his country and use various pictorial references to create surreal images and tribal characters who wear ornamental masks with big eyes and tattoos, becoming icons of symbolism, power and wisdom.

She has created a unique universe and visual language that are beginning to expand throughout the world.

Visit the artist’s Instagram profile now here.

Leggende e folklore si fondono nella nella street art di Gleo | Collater.al
Leggende e folklore si fondono nella nella street art di Gleo | Collater.al
Leggende e folklore si fondono nella nella street art di Gleo | Collater.al
Leggende e folklore si fondono nella nella street art di Gleo | Collater.al
Leggende e folklore si fondono nella nella street art di Gleo | Collater.al
Leggende e folklore si fondono nella nella street art di Gleo | Collater.al
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Irony and black humor in Ji’s illustrations

Irony and black humor in Ji’s illustrations

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Ji, who on Instagram you find as @whosji, is the perfect example of how well-made art does not need explanations and, even, not even the artist who creates it needs presentations.

In fact, about @whosji we know very little, but the more you scroll through his profile, the less you will be interested. However, I warn you, if you don’t have a sense of humour and you almost never understand if something is ironic or not, his illustrations are not for you. Fortunately, the artist immediately makes it clear in his bio: 

“This profile contains dark humor illustrations and disturbing cartoons.”

Although his style is reminiscent of that of more classic cartoons, with few well-balanced elements and a use of bright and vivid colors, in the end, his illustrations always reveal a macabre aspect that often has to do with death or tragic events. 

Have fun! 

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ji whoisji illustration | Collater.al
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ji whoisji illustration | Collater.al
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Parallel Perspectives, the kaleidoscopic installation by Luftwerk

Parallel Perspectives, the kaleidoscopic installation by Luftwerk

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Luftwerk, the artistic duo formed by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, has always been committed to creating immersive installations in which they explore light, color, and perception. Their last effort is called Parallel Perspectives, and it is a site-specific installation designed for McCormick House by the famous architect Mies van der Rohe in 1952.

The two artists started from the modular structure of the McCormick House and reinvented it. Inspired by the house’s impressive use of glass, Petra and Sean also used this material, making it the protagonist of all the installations made in all the spaces of the house. 

Natural light, but also artificial light from lamps and LEDs occupy the spaces, reflecting on colored acrylic panels. If it were possible to shrink and walk among the colored stones of a kaleidoscope, it would probably be like living and immersing in Parallel Perspectives

The installation will be open until 25 August 2019. 

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Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
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Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
Parallel Perspectives luftwerk | Collater.al
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Lego-Brücke, thanks to Megx a bridge in Germany looks like made of LEGO

Lego-Brücke, thanks to Megx a bridge in Germany looks like made of LEGO

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

For many years in Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia, the railway line passed through Wuppertal, a city of just over 350,000 inhabitants. When the railway route was diverted, this line was rebuilt as a cycle path, but something was still missing. It was for this reason that the street artist Megx, Martin Heuwold’s stage name, was called and asked to give new life to a bridge with a slightly disused and decadent air. 

The artist, inspired by his daughters and their love for LEGO buildings, asked permission from the LEGO Group to create a mural that reproduced the colored bricks, so as to make the bridge look like it was made of them. This is how the Lego-Brücke was born, which since 2012 has brought a breath of fresh air to all citizens of Wuppertal and has won Megx the Deutscher Fassadenpreis Advancement Prize. 

 Ah, don’t worry, you can pass over it and under it without any problems, the bricks will not come off. 

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Museum of the Moon, Luke Jerram’s installation, is arriving in Milan.

Museum of the Moon, Luke Jerram’s installation, is arriving in Milan.

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

It takes the name of Museum of the Moon, the installation designed and built by Luke Jerram of which we have already spoken here and which we return to talk about on the occasion of its arrival in Milan. 

The installation consists of a 1:500,000 scale reproduction of the Moon, which was made from a sphere of 7 meters in diameter illuminated from the inside on which images of the lunar surface are projected, directly provided by NASA. 

For two Saturdays, 15 and 22 June, the Piscina Cozzi, which is part of the circuit of the Milanosport structures, will host the Museum of the Moon, which will be visible to the public both during the day and at night, until 4 in the morning. The huge Moon will overlook the pool, mirroring itself and creating an evocative and sensational atmosphere that aims to create and make the public feel emotions. 

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museum of the moon | Collater.al
Museum of the Moon, Luke Jerram’s installation, is arriving in Milan.
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