Isabel and Alfredo Aquizilan and their cardboard installations

Isabel and Alfredo Aquizilan and their cardboard installations

Giulia Guido · 8 months ago · Art

Isabel and Alfredo Aquizilan are not only two artists but they are also husband and wife, both born in the Philippines and, later, in 2006 moved to Australia. The artists are known for their out-of-the-ordinary works made entirely of cardboard.

Isabel and Alfredo were inspired by their history, by the poverty of some areas of their native country, where a large part of the population lives on only 2 dollars a day and for which cardboard is not only a waste material but represents the material from which their homes are made.

The Aquizilan couple were lucky and were able to leave this reality behind, but they did not forget the sensations, which they managed to transfer to their art and their huge sculptures made of hundreds and hundreds of cardboard houses. 

With your eyes, you can follow the small streets of these claustrophobic scenarios, monochromatic, empty and imagine what it wants to feel at home under a cardboard roof.

Isabel e Alfredo Aquizilan | Collater.al
Isabel e Alfredo Aquizilan | Collater.al
Isabel e Alfredo Aquizilan | Collater.al
Isabel e Alfredo Aquizilan | Collater.al
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Isabel e Alfredo Aquizilan | Collater.al
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Building Bridges, Lorenzo Quinn for the Venice Biennale

Building Bridges, Lorenzo Quinn for the Venice Biennale

Claudia Fuggetti · 8 months ago · Art

Building Bridges (Costruendo Ponti) is the name of the work presented by sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, fifth son of famous actor Anthony Quinn, at the Arsenale Nord in Venice, a location that is part of the implementation of Biennale exhibition area.

There are six bridges 15 meters high and 20 meters long, revisited in the form of hands; each sculpture represents one of the universal values of the human being: friendship, wisdom, help, faith, hope, and love.

This is not the first time that the artist has exhibited in Venice, remember that in 2017 Lorenzo presented his sculpture Support, where colossal hands held a hotel on the Grand Canal.

This time the hands symbolize the desire to overcome the concept of difference in various aspects of life: geographical, philosophical, cultural and emotional; and here the bridge becomes a symbol, which connects, unites and breaks down cultural differences in favour of a peaceful world.

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Building Bridges, Lorenzo Quinn per la Biennale di Venezia | Collater.al
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Snarkitecture, an installation of lollipop-lamps

Snarkitecture, an installation of lollipop-lamps

Claudia Fuggetti · 8 months ago · Art

New York design studio Snarkitecture filled a gallery in Manhattan with 168 spherical white lamps that light up blue when touched. The installation is called Sway and was designed for a gallery at Intersect´╗┐, a cultural centre in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District run by carmaker Lexus.

The work consists of several rows of white plastic balls hanging from the ceiling and floor. The round lamps are very reminiscent of the shape of lollipops and immerse the visitor in a fairytale environment.

Inside each sphere there are LED lights that change colour while the visitor moves around the exhibition. The light sensor activation uses the same technology that activates the shifting of the screen orientation of a smartphone when the phone is rotated.

Snarkitecture has also won the complex challenge of creating a sensational work in a space of only 140 square meters:

“The idea is essentially to create this immersive feeling, in a relatively small space.”

The exhibition will be open to the public until June 2 at the Intersect at 412 West 14th Street in Manhattan.

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We love the things you hate, the new IKEA campaign

We love the things you hate, the new IKEA campaign

Giulia Guido · 8 months ago · Art

Brothers Paul and Matt Layzell have created a new animated campaign for IKEA UK, created in the style that has distinguished them for years. It’s called We love the things you hate and it’s divided into four mini-videos that ironize about all the things customers hate to do, underlining how IKEA always has a solution and loves to help its consumers.

If you want to put together a piece of furniture, transport your purchases from the store to your home, think about which kitchen is better and in the meantime look after your children is a burden, don’t despair because, just like the name of the campaign says, IKEA loves the things you hate. The four spots are dedicated to the same number of services that the real estate industry giant offers, from home delivery to van rentals, from furniture assembly to childcare. 

Watch all the four animated videos for We love things you hate, and you won’t be disappointed. 

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New surreal and pop paintings by Alex Gross

New surreal and pop paintings by Alex Gross

Giulia Guido · 8 months ago · Art

Let’s go back to talking about Alex Gross, artist and surreal pop painter, who continues his series of paintings in which he depicts superheroes, but not only. Surely, in recent days you have seen on Instagram, even just by chance, his two works dedicated to the characters of Game of Thrones

The structure of the painting recalls that of the Fourth Estate of Pellizza da Volpedo, we see a stream of characters and superheroes, one behind the other walking towards us, in an unstoppable advance.

Discover all his works in our gallery. 

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