Colours and freedom, the art by JonOne

Colours and freedom, the art by JonOne

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

A few weeks ago we told you about JonOne, master of abstract expressionism, on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Wunderkammern in Milan.

Vibrations“, this is the title of the exhibition, offers a series of unpublished canvases that the artist has created to move the viewer from within and transport him into his world of colors and spray cans.

We at Colleter.al went to the opening and were fascinated by the works and above all by the exuberant personality of the artist, who was present at the event. We had the chance to ask JonOne a few questions and discover another little piece of his imagination and his world.
Read our interview below and if you haven’t been there yet, drop by the Wunderkammern in via Nerino 2. You have until 9 October! 

One of your most important achievements was when you were awarded the Légion d’honneur by the French Republic and your work entitled “Liberté, Égalité, Fratenité” was displayed in the Assemblée Nationale. Do you remember what you felt that day?

You know, coming from Harlem, with Dominican ancestry and living in France, I think I represent a lot of different cultures, so I felt that day that the Légion d’honneur was not just for me. In the end, I owe my success to so many people who are part of my life, who support me and encourage me every day. That’s why the Légion d’honneur was not just for me, but for all these people as well. 

JonOne

What do you want to communicate through your artwork? What reactions do you hope to get from the public that looks at them? 

I would like them to look at my work in an abstract way and understand its complexity and the world it comes from. Many times people ask me what I try to express with my art and the answer is that I try to express my feelings and communicate with others. I just hope that people can understand the evolution of my work and let themselves be transported to discover my world, because my art is a long journey and when people see a work they are really only looking at a small piece of my story.
And then, of course, I try to inspire people. 

It’s been 40 years since you dedicated your life to art and in this time the world and also the art scene have changed a lot (just think about NFT and crypto art). How do you remain true to yourself and at the same time always be original in a world that changes so fast? 

The world is definitely changing fast, especially now: twenty years ago who would have imagined that 2020 would be like this and would bring everything that has happened and would trigger changes that will continue to happen in the coming years. We will have more and more changes also because the younger generations are more aware, but also more creative and artistically active. I really believe that for young people this is the best time to live in.
Personally, I am so honored to still be able to paint, to be creative, and above all to have a voice.
The world is changing but I think this is an interesting time for humanity, a time when we stopped living in the past. 

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The artistic prostheses designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata

The artistic prostheses designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata

Collater.al Contributors · 1 month ago · Art

There is a fine line between limit and possibility. Where something ends, something else inevitably begins, but it takes a creative eye to see the opportunity beyond the limit. 

In Sophie de Oliveira Barata‘s universe, reality and possibility merge in an intermediate space, where her alternative prostheses come to life. Founder of the Alternative Limb Project, Sophie shows us what happens when art opens up to biotechnological innovation.

We talk about our body and its appearance, an intimate and fundamental theme in self-expression. This is why, in addition to a symmetrical and realistic reconstruction of the limb, the artist offers another, which celebrates individuality and tells the story of the person wearing it. 

From the creative requests of one of her little patients comes Sophia’s intuition. In her works she shows us new realities, where the different anatomy of the bodies becomes the starting point for pieces of art. 

Thanks to her experience in the artistic and medical fields, the artist works together with the client to truly understand his needs. She catches the personal taste and style to turn it, with a team of 3D modellers and electronics specialists, into a functional prosthesis with a unique design. 

Call them personalised bionic limbs would be reductive, Sophie’s works not only perfectly blend with the body that wears them, but also enhance its uniqueness and personality. The result is a new body harmony, as in Synchronized where the shape of the natural arm is deliberately highlighted.  

Each piece is the combination of the artist’s imagination, creatively interpreting the client’s personal life project. Always looking for a new approach, Sophie keeps us suspended on the border between real and possible, opening us to a fluid and dynamic idea of the body, to an evolution in constant becoming.

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The best microscope videos of 2021 according to Nikon

The best microscope videos of 2021 according to Nikon

Tommaso Berra · 4 weeks ago · Art

Nikon recently announced the winners of its contest focused on microscope photography. Looking so closely at bacteria, cells and micro organisms is very fascinating, even more so seeing their movements, which is why Nikon also awarded prizes to the five best videos made under a microscope for the 11th Nikon Small World in Motion 2021.
If among the photos to win was the shot depicting the surface of an oak leaf, the clip awarded first place is even more amazing. A one-minute video in which huddled organisms move like fish in a tank, it’s only the caption that explains that it’s actually the living microfauna in a termite’s gut.

Using a special microscope from the 1970s, winner Fabian J. Weston wanted to raise awareness of the invisible importance of these organisms, which are crucial to the cycle of nature. Given the delicacy of these life forms, it took Weston months of trial and error to make the video.
The other four ranked videos show a mysterious side of nature, but also images that have great medical value, such as 10-day time-lapse of an engineered human micro-tumor forming and metastasizing. It was a long and patient job that involved filming the sample under examination every 15 minutes for 10 consecutive days.
Below are all the other classifieds. Images of a Water flea giving birth to cubs, Commissural axons turning in an organized manner just after having crossed the midline of the central nervous system, and Infected mosquito salivating fluorescently-labeled malaria parasites.

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Andreu Zaragoza: illustrations and comics

Andreu Zaragoza: illustrations and comics

Tommaso Berra · 4 weeks ago · Art

The first drawing experiences are often with crayons and brushes, that way of spreading colors and tracing lines, repeated in childhood drawings, remains in some way the stylistic mark of everyone, artists or not. The illustrator Andreu Zaragoza has also chosen to create his works digitally, but his technique has not abandoned his first experiments with manual tools and colors on paper.
His studies in Barcelona – the artist’s hometown – helped him rework his passion for comic books and concert posters, his first contact with graphic arts and still a source of inspiration for Andreu Zaragoza.
The themes dealt with could only take inspiration from all that is the fantasy imaginary, with technology and cyborgs that become subjects of the illustrations.
Even nature, with flowers and plants helps to create twisted and twisted shapes, with color palettes that are never repetitive and a style that stylistically brings Zaragoza closer to tattoo art.

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The expressions of the human body in the shots of Ophelia

The expressions of the human body in the shots of Ophelia

Collater.al Contributors · 4 weeks ago · Art, Photography

For some people photography is a hobby, for others, it can also become a profession, but first and foremost it is a form of expression and incredible discovery.
For Feli, aka Ophelia, photography has been gaining importance over time, and for the past year or so it has become part of her daily routine, but for a long time it was simply a seductive and fascinating art form.

Ophelia is 25 years old and lives in Hamburg, Germany. While studying to become a psychotherapist, she plays with analogue photography and creates intriguing portrait photographs.

Her photographic style is intimate, poetic and welcoming, putting the human body at the center of the discourse and using an essential aesthetic to tell the story of the purity of human emotions. The protagonists of her photographs communicate through their bodies, looks and expressions and convey opposite and complementary feelings.

Leggi anche: The analogue photography of Aurelie Lagoutte

For Ophelia, bodies offer infinite perspectives, variations and possibilities of abstraction. Portraying them in a photograph means emphasising their importance and reflecting their beauty and uniqueness.

See a selection of her shots here and follow her on Instagram to discover all her work.

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