Outdoor Festival – Interview w/ Kid Acne, Sam3, Motorefisico, Scorpion Dagger e Madame

Outdoor Festival – Interview w/ Kid Acne, Sam3, Motorefisico, Scorpion Dagger e Madame

Aurora Alma Bartiromo · 2 years ago · Art

5 questions to 5 artists.
Ready? 3,2,1 go!

Tell me five words you love and five you hate.

Kid Acne: “You are an amazing artist”/”You should be more successful” 

Sam3: I can resume to you also in 1 word, love freedom –  hate nonsense.

Motorefisico: We love every word with a special feeling for “motorefisico”.

Scorpion Dagger: I love these words for no other reason other than they’re monosyllabic (I love one syllable words), and fun to say: Pants, Goof, Booze, Dude, Sweet. I hate these words because annoying people I know obsess over them: Intelligence, Controversial, Globalist, Edgy, Deep State.

Madame: I love: WORDS, NATURE, FIGHT, NOSTALGY, SURPRISE. I hate: INTOLERANCE, STUPIDITY, IMPOSSIBLE, RAIN, INDIFFERENCE.

What is the best thing about the city you came from?

Kid Acne: My friends. 

Sam3: I came from a small village and the best thing is that I scaped from there.

Motorefisico: Caos, traffic, the fact that living in Rome it’s not for everyone. 

Scorpion Dagger: Montreal is an extremely creative, fun, and affordable place to live. It has an openness and feels that makes it truly unique to North America.

Madame: THE FOOD! 

How and When did you start “making art”?

Kid Acne: I have made art in some shape or form for as long as I can remember. I’ve always drawn. Drawing is probably my preferred form of communication in all honesty. I began painting graffiti when I was 12 and shortly after, I began making fanzines and comics. I learned to screen print when I was 15 and made my first record when I was 17. I designed and printed the sleeves myself. The same year, I exhibited my first canvas in a group show called ‘Graffiti Bastards’ in Birmingham, UK. From there, I got my first commercial jobs, designing club flyers, T-shirts and record sleeves for other people, which lead to more work, while simultaneously painting Graffiti and Street Art. All these outlets have informed my ‘style’. I’ve been steadily refining that style over the past 20 – 25 years. 

Sam3: I never did art i just draw.

Motorefisico: After that one of us, Gianmaria, almost died for a bacterium in his brain. When he resurrected, we decided to do something of our life. Our first drawings have been made under a bridge three years ago.

Scorpion Dagger: I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. My parents were always great at encouraging my brother and I to express ourselves through creativity.

Madame: I started when i was a kid because i come from an artistic familly. My granpa was a painter and my dad as well. So my parents put me in front of paper and colors rather than TV.

What are you proposing here for the Outdoor Festival?

Kid Acne: The brief we were given this year was ‘Heritage’. I was thinking about our current place within the timeline of history and how we’ve arrived at where we are today. I was also thinking about my own role within the narrative of Graffiti and Street Art and where my work fits into the bigger picture of this huge, international movement. I have painted a slogan that reads HERE WE ARE. In the context of the exhibition, both the artist and audience have undoubtedly taken different routes in life, yet for this brief moment, we have come together and arrived at the same point within this physical space, so HERE WE ARE (but how did we get here?). For me, it is also about acknowledging the present moment as well as whatever life throws at us, all the nonsense in the world that we can’t control – “Well, here we are. So, I guess we had better make the most of it!”. The artwork will last for 1 month before it is painted over. It’s ephemeral. I like that. It makes it more special somehow. 

Sam3: It’s a video I did when I was living in Rome for a while, the video justifies itself.

Motorefisico: For the Outdoor we have drawn something that could be confusing. Our work is called “Labirinto Semplice” (Easy Labyrinth”) and it’s a hallway where you can lose yourself. 

Scorpion Dagger: Landscapes, scenes of nature, interrupted.

Madame: I’m proposing a new way to interprete the michelangelo’s Pieta, with the light of my modern culture. Just a way to create dialogue between past and present, as i usually do in my work.

What do you see in the future? 

Kid Acne: I have no idea what the future holds, but I hope it involves more projects like, where people are brought together in real life, rather than just through social media. The internet is a fantastic tool and has lots of positives in terms of connecting us, but has a lot of negatives too. I don’t think it’s good to be experiencing so much of life through tiny screens with preordained algorithms. From a creative perspective, I plan to continue exploring the ideas currently present in my work – the slogans, the architectural studies and the female warriors (known as Stabby Women). I’m also working on a new Kid Acne music project. Don’t call it a comeback! 

Sam3: Human bones. 

Motorefisico: In an hour we’ll be at lunch. It’s difficult to see further. 

Scorpion Dagger: I’m an optimist, so I see things, on a whole, getting better; Even Though, oftentimes, it doesn’t feel that way.

Madame: I love the surprises!

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Art is Resistance – Mauro Gatti

Art is Resistance – Mauro Gatti

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 months ago · Art

Monday will start a new week of Art is Resistance, the charity project curated by Collater.al, with a new artist, a new artwork and a live performance on Instagram.
After the illustrators Ale Giorgini, Osvaldo Casanova, Fernando Cobelo, Gianluca Folì, Johnny Cobalto, Francesco Poroli, the artist who will perform live and put his work up for auction is Mauro Gatti.

In the last few weeks many artists have taken turns on our and your screens, all belonging to a different world, but all with the same goal: to help the Lombardy region to cope with the health emergency caused by Covid-19.

While you’re waiting for the live broadcast with Mauro Gatti, who will connect from Los Angeles where he lives and works, take a tour of all the active auctions, including that of the designer Erasmo Ciufo who closed last week’s Art is Resistance.

MAURO GATTI – on Collater.al‘s Instagram profile and on his profile from 4:00 pm on 13.04.2020

Originally from Italy, I Live in LA where everyone surfs except me.
I have 15+ years award-winning creative career (including a 2017 Emmy Award for Best Interactive) and I love ideas, innovation, pizza and dogs.
I love to make people happy with my art across all kinds of projects, from illustration to creative direction, children’s books and game design.
In 2018 I created The Happy Broadcast, a counter hate and fear culture project where I feature positive news from around the world.
A visual antidote to the doom and gloom we see and hear in the media.

On Monday 13th, Mauro Gatti will be live on our Instagram profile and on his staff and will work on an ad-hoc illustration that, as soon as finished, will be auctioned on 32actions where he will stay for a month.

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Art is Resistance – Marco Mazzoni

Art is Resistance – Marco Mazzoni

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 months ago · Art

After yesterday’s live show with illustrator Mauro Gatti, the second artist to take part in Art is Resistance is Marco Mazzoni.

Like all the artists involved in the charity project that we have been curating for three weeks now, Marco has decided to make available to the Lombardy region one of his artworks created ad hoc for this occasion.
At the end of the month, in fact, all proceeds from the auctions you are participating in will be donated to the region to help doctors and nurses to work safely despite the health emergency that sees them on the front line.

Tomorrow at 15:00 we will upload Marco’s artwork on 32auctions but also the making-of of the work on our Instagram profile.
While you’re waiting, take a tour HERE and participate in the auctions already underway by the end of April!

MARCO MAZZONI – on Collater.al’s Instagram profile and on his profile from 15:00 on 14.04.2020

Marco Mazzoni was born in 1982 in Tortona but lives and works in Bergamo.
In 2007 he graduated in painting at the Brera Academy of Art (Milan). 
Working exclusively with coloured pencils, he often represents the flora, fauna and feminine mysticism of Sardinia in the 16th-18th centuries.
His illustrations have appeared in books, newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine, Les Arts Dessinés, Arte Mondadori.

For Albin Michel he published the illustrated book “Poucette” (“Pulgarcita” in Spain for Edelvives, “Mignolina” in Italy for Rizzoli). He is preparing an illustrated book in collaboration with Sebastien Perez for the Soleil publishing house in 2020.
He collaborates with Jonathan LeVine Projects (New Jersey) and Thinkspace Projects (Los Angeles) for America, Gallery Benoni (Copenhagen), Galleria Patricia Armocida (Milan), Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan) for Europe. 
He participated in the 54th. International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Lombardy Regional Pavilion, Palazzo Te, Mantua, “Turn The Page: the first ten years of hi-fructose” at Virginia Museum Of Contemporary Art (Moca) (US), POW! WOW! Hawai’i at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (US), LA NATURA SQUISITA: BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF POP at the Fondazione Stelline (Milan), The New Vanguard – at The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and in IMAGO at the Much Museum in Munich (Germany).
His personal exhibitions include “Dear Collapse” Thinkspace Project (Los Angeles), “Monism” Galleri Benoni (Copenhagen), “Il Ricordo è Un Consolatore Molesto” Galleria Patricia Armocida (Milan), “Home” Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan), “Animanera” Jonathan LeVine Gallery (NY).

On Tuesday 14th April you will find on Collater.al’s channel the video of the making-of of the unpublished work that will be auctioned on 32actions where it will remain until the end of April.

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The colorful and dynamic illustrations by Petra Eriksson

The colorful and dynamic illustrations by Petra Eriksson

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Colorful, dynamic and daring. These are the illustrations of Petra Eriksson, a young illustrator of Swedish origin who now lives and works in Barcelona. This is not the first time we talk about the work of this young artist, about two years ago we focused on the beautiful portraits that led her to edit the illustrations for the book Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women. Today we come back to talk about her because in these years Petra Eriksson’s portfolio has continued to grow, starting to give space to other subjects as well. 

Thus, the production of portraits is interspersed with two other subjects that have become more and more present, landscapes and food

Always characterized by safe and bold use of color and full backgrounds, Petra Eriksson’s work fascinates her 80,000 followers every day on Instagram, but that’s not all. In fact, Petra Eriksson’s style has led her to collaborate with clients such as The New Yorker, The Guardian, and The Sunday Telegraph

Below you can find a selection of her work and find out more go on Petra Eriksson’s website and Instagram profile

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“It can’t rain all the time,” Pejac’s window

“It can’t rain all the time,” Pejac’s window

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 months ago · Art

We are going through a difficult, hard time, we have said it many times, but hopefully, as soon as we get out of it.
The creativity of artists, however, has not remained in quarantine, quite the contrary. Pejac, street artist that over the years we have come to know, continues to amaze us even from his studio in the center of Madrid with his latest work entitled “It can’t rain all the time“, a quote from the famous movie “The Raven“, perfect for the period we are all going through.

The world-famous Barcelona-born artist replicates great classical masterpieces in a modern key, but not only that, his minimalist art varies from miniature drawings to striking site-specific interventions.
Pejac skillfully embellishes public spaces, but with his works, he wants to provide careful reflections on current themes, such as social and environmental issues. 

This time, however, he had to adapt to the decrees in force, not being able to beautify public spaces, he transformed his window into an artwork inspired by the famous “Golconda” by Magritte.
The acrylic figures, painted directly on the windows of his studio, seem to rain from the sky for an optical effect, protected by vintage gas masks and well-spaced one from the other as required by current regulations.

Once again, Pejac surprises us, in a simple way, inviting us to unleash our imagination beyond all limits, even if our view from the home is always the same.
You try it too!

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