Narrative objects by Lucia Hierro

Narrative objects by Lucia Hierro

Chiara Sabella · 7 days ago · Art

Class of ’87, Dominican origins, Lucia Hierro is a conceptual artist born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC.
Her career is intertwined with personal history, raw material for the cultural and social reflections of her works.
Between Pop Art, minimalism and the “troublesome” tradition of still life, ironically defined by the artist for the documentary insistence of Dutch culture. Captured by the symbolism of these languages, Lucia Hierro expresses herself through everyday objects of Latinx culture and New York neighborhoods, showing contrasts and connections between cultures and social classes.

Social identity is the focus of the artist’s artistic and personal journey, which translates her reflections into digital prints, sculptures, installations and narrative collages. Exploiting the sense of familiarity evoked by the materials, Lucia works by “layers of meaning” as in the Bodegon or Mercado series that tell our consumer history in an intimate and personal way.

Identification is a fundamental point of his work: “what is more personal than a material that you wear, or sleep in, or sit on?”. The object becomes a model of life, it speaks to us of the “invisible jobs” of immigrant communities, of a culture that is as fluid as it is classist and exclusive
Lucia Hierra pursues her debate by juxtaposing familiar and unfamiliar realities and images to distort, abstract and question the place of these objects in our lives and our place in the society of objects.

In this reality, consumerism dictates the rules and the giant transparent shopping bags full of all kinds of items become the synonym of our daily life. In front of Lucia Hierro’s works we feel suspended between a personal, subjective narration and a collective discourse that challenges each of us. 
The objects are the currency of our time, as each one varies we see a different model of living, “even if you do not see a specific face, the human condition is everywhere”. 

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Amy Lewis and the glamour shade of food

Amy Lewis and the glamour shade of food

Tommaso Berra · 7 days ago · Art

You can look through a glamour filter at even the most insignificant of gestures, such as eating French fries or cutting a peach. With watercolors and oil paints, American artist Amy Lewis paints everyday gestures, common subjects that become reportages of aristocratic buffets or couture fashion campaigns.
Gold rings, diamonds, velvet drapes combined with elements belonging to more popular contexts such as noodles and coffee cups, served in elegant ceramic services.

The repetition of food as a contrasting element in a representation of subjects as imagined by the pen of Francis Scott Fitzerald is not accidental. Gracefully grasped junk food underlies an understanding of food as a luxury good.
Amy Lewis recognizes the privilege of having food on the table, not taken for granted in many areas of the world. In an interview with Creative Boom, the artist explained her relationship with food, and why it becomes her main source of inspiration.
“I love to eat and I also love how food looks. Even fugly homemade food can look so good. Food has colours that are often vivid and heavily contrasted with a form that is infinite in details. I could never actually capture food in all its intricate glory but when I try, I appreciate the subject more. Also, food can be loaded with meaning. Doughnuts and ring pops are nostalgic. Cup Noodle reminds us of high school or college – it’s food that reminds you of home, that other food reminds you of summer.”

You can discover the works of Amy Lewis on the official website of the artist.

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BVLGARI’s artwork made with artificial intelligence

BVLGARI’s artwork made with artificial intelligence

Tommaso Berra · 6 days ago · Art

BVLGARI is collaborating with Turkish artist Refik Anadol for its latest installation, set up in Milan’s Piazza Duomo.
The work has been described by the brand as “the first AI artwork made for a luxury brand.”
The AI used by Anadol receives information from the subjects framed by the artist, in this case snakes and flowers, symbols of BVLGARI. The movement of the subjects continuously transmits information, translated into data and codes, which consequently modify the image by altering its colors.
The experience of “Serpenti metamorphosis” – this is the name of the installation – involves an environment completely covered with mirrors and screens, alienating and enveloping. The hypnotic movement of the images succeeds in best recreating the idea of metamorphosis at the base of the work.

The work will be on view in Piazza Duomo until the end of October, after which the jewelry brand and the artist will convert the work into a unique NFT, which can be purchased and whose proceeds will be donated to charity.

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Lee Ann Price paints eating disorders

Lee Ann Price paints eating disorders

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Art

There are issues that not everyone is able to deal with. Sometimes this is due to a lack of empathy on the part of many people, sometimes because if you don’t experience a situation first-hand, it is difficult to talk about it properly.
One of these topics is certainly the eating disorder, which is too complicated for those who suffer or have suffered from it and too underestimated by those who do not understand its depth and seriousness. Fortunately, there are people like Lee Ann Price, an American artist who has managed to represent her relationship with food in beautiful paintings that manage to show everyone how difficult it can be. 

Born in Elmira, New York, and currently based in the Big Apple, Lee Ann Price made herself known to the public thanks to her series of paintings entitled “Women & Food” in which she portrays herself or young women in bathtubs intent on eating a slice of cake, an ice cream cone, Chinese food or milk and cereal. 

Each scene is taken from above, showing small, claustrophobic baths that become the place where the protagonists can finally take off their clothes and seek refuge in food. 

With a painting technique that perfectly renders the surface of the water, the purity of the skin and the smooth texture of the tub and tiles, Lee Ann Price uses art to talk about an issue that she herself has experienced. The clarity of the images manages to strike a chord with the viewer, even those who have never had to deal with these topics, and make them realise how much one small mouthful can weigh. 

Follow Lee Ann Price on Instagram and visit her website so you don’t miss out on her upcoming work.   

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AppARTEngo Festival announces big news for 2022

AppARTEngo Festival announces big news for 2022

Tommaso Berra · 5 days ago · Art

The fifth edition of AppARTEngo Festival, a public art event in Stigliano, in the province of Matera, has just finished.
During these three months, the festival hosted contemporary and international artists. The initiatives curated by artistic director Alessandro Suzzi didn’t play a passive and self-celebratory role, rather a synergy was created with the artists and the territory that has hosted AppARTEngo Festival since 2017.

“With feet here, with the head in the world” this is the claim of the festival, and a look at the world means a look at a shared future. For this reason, the branches of the 2021 festival outside Stigliano (in the municipalities of Gorgoglione, Rotondella, Montalbano Jonico and Sicignano degli Alburni) are a preview of the 2022 edition.
The goal is in fact to create a traveling exhibition of public art projects, involving small communities and villages in Italy.
Given the success of the 2021 edition, the call to participate in the new Appartengo R-Evolution will start already on October 14, 2021, when the selection of only one municipality per region will begin. The goal remains to protect small communities from depopulation by engaging artists who intimately and physically connect to sincere and generous territories.

Visit the AppARTEngo festival website to discover all the works made in the 2021 edition.

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