Halo, Kimchi and Chips’ sunflower mirrors installation

Halo, Kimchi and Chips’ sunflower mirrors installation

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 months ago · Art

Halo is the name of the installation by the art studio Kimchi and Chips in Seoul, composed of 99 robotic mirrors that move continuously during the day, following the sun just like the sunflowers.
The mirrors are positioned on a 15-meter long track and two five-meter high towers and project sunlight into a cloud of water mist, creating a golden circle.

The installation is co-signed by the Arts Council England and the Arts Council Korea and explores the relationship between nature and technology in an urban space.

“Halo offers a theater of meditation within the city. The wind makes the halo of light appear and disappear without control, reflecting the way thoughts act in the mind”.

The 99 mirrors and the Sun make up the number 100. Even if:

“Ninety-nine is a number full of three-dimensional symmetries, but it also has a tension due to its incompleteness.

Halo shows how solar energy can be used sustainably in urban areas, where air pollution is a major problem.

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Marinel Sheu captures sunsets in his illustrations

Marinel Sheu captures sunsets in his illustrations

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

Who watching a sunset would not want to stop it, freeze it forever, stop time and postpone the end of the day countless times. Seen from the street, on the beach, in the mountains, from the office window or from the train window, the sun setting and the sky constantly changing color remains one of those shows that never get bored, to which you can not get used. For this reason, Marinel Sheu, a young artist of Albanian origin who lives and works in Dublin, has made it the absolute protagonist of his work. 

Marinel started drawing as a self-taught artist when he was given his first computer for 14 years. After a long time, constancy and millions and millions of tests, today Marinel Sheu has found his own technique: first he makes sketches, then he refines and refines everything with Photoshop and Illustrator, but above all he has found his own style, characterized by the use of warm colors and realistic representations of spaces and moments of life. Bedrooms, bathrooms, subway stations, every scenario represented by the artist is part of the everyday life of many, but in his illustrations are always illuminated by the warm and enveloping lights of the setting sun. 

In our gallery you will find a selection of the works of Marinel Sheu, to find out more follow him on Instagram

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mynameisnotSEM and his street art

mynameisnotSEM and his street art

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

Born in 1989, mynameisnotSEM is an artist and street artist who, since he was a child, has shown great interest in urban art. While attending art and design schools, graduating in Communication and Multimedia Design at ESAP and studying Fine Arts, he approached the world of graffiti. It is precisely when street art becomes a major part of his life that he adopts the stage name mynameisnotSEM. 

In his murals, the artist manages to merge and bring together two aspects that are part of his life and that represents his country of origin and his city, Porto. The first element is the factories of Matosinhos, a municipality in the district of Porto and located north of the city, overlooking the ocean. The second element that relives in his works are the famous azulejos, the colored tiles that are found in virtually every corner of the city, from furniture to the facades of buildings. 

In a modern and original way, these two aspects echo in the colorful and geometric shapes of its walls. 

Discover a selection of mynameisnotSEM’s works in our gallery. 

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Dinner’s Ready: the new GCDS x Barilla commercial starring Sophia Loren

Dinner’s Ready: the new GCDS x Barilla commercial starring Sophia Loren

Collater.al Contributors · 4 months ago · Art

For the first time Barilla meets the fashion world and dresses up with a new fuchsia packaging signed GCDS, a limited and exclusive edition, almost sold out, presented in a short film by Nadia Lee Cohen.

The film is a clear reference to 1960s cinema, Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock’s films, and recalls the typical Italian atmosphere, where the main characters are Sophia Loren and a plate of spaghetti with tomato and basil offered to a host of diners, all of them dressed up by GCDS.

Enjoy the show and keep your mouth watering!

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Ailie Banks, when the millennial pink is rebellious

Ailie Banks, when the millennial pink is rebellious

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 months ago · Art

Ailie Banks is an Australian illustrator who is making herself known to the public because of her contemporary and irreverent style. Her imagery is strongly influenced by a neo-feminist perspective, where the meanings associated with symbols, such as pink and words like “bitch”, are subverted.

In her illustrations it is very common to find women who are not depilated, often in intimacy with each other, free of inhibitions and taboos. The millennial pink becomes a symbol of rebellion, the soft background on which stand out strong contents, which have the purpose of freeing the female figure.

Growing up with a violent father, since childhood Ailie has found in the drawing her moment of peace and escape from her difficult domestic situation; for this reason, the artist immediately understood her artistic mission.

It is not easy to deal with such complex and multifaceted issues, what do you think?

Check out our gallery and Ailie’s Instagram.

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Ailie Banks, quando il millennial pink è ribelle | Collater.al
Ailie Banks, quando il millennial pink è ribelle | Collater.al
Ailie Banks, quando il millennial pink è ribelle | Collater.al
Ailie Banks, quando il millennial pink è ribelle | Collater.al
Ailie Banks, quando il millennial pink è ribelle | Collater.al
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