Let’s talk about privacy: David Febland’s paintings

Let’s talk about privacy: David Febland’s paintings

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

David Febland is a London artist who has focused his research on privacy, conflict, and isolation in urban life themes. His paintings are joyful and colorful, but the insidious possibility emerges that reality depicted offers moments of “parallel truth” or situations to which the artist would have witnessed spying on his subjects. We immediately come up with The Truman Show, especially thinking about the apparent calm and harmony that characterizes scenes of his works, a lightness that hides more insidious truths.

Unlike the famous film, characters of David wander alone in the city, which looks like a deserted and abandoned the place, which is not lacking in poetry: each image also represents a moment of contemplation and reflection, where emotions and states of mind come out the soul of the mysterious city inhabitants.

On David’s website, you could admire the complete collection of his paintings.

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Short video for Breakfast – Oktapodi, two octopuses in love on the run for freedom

Short video for Breakfast – Oktapodi, two octopuses in love on the run for freedom

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

The students at Gobelins, L’École de L’Image in Paris always surprise me. Oktapodi, the animated short film by a group of 2007 undergraduates, manages to tell a story full of feelings, humor and sympathy in just over two minutes.

We follow the crazy race towards the freedom of two octopuses. The escape from their executioner, a humble fisherman, takes place in the typical streets of Santorini. Jumping from one pool to another and flying over the famous blue domed roofs, the two lovers try in every way not to get blackmailed.

Oktapodi has received an exceptional critical acclaim, coming to be nominated as the best animated short film at the 2009 Oscars and it is so beautiful that, like me, you will want to see it once, twice or even three times.

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Mermaids invade Los Angeles in Olivia Erlanger’s installation

Mermaids invade Los Angeles in Olivia Erlanger’s installation

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art, Photography

For several weeks these photographs are have become viral on Instagram, the reason?
They transform everyday life into something extraordinary, where the mermaid’s tails come out from a washing machine in a Los Angeles laundry.
The project is called “Ida” and it’s an installation designed by artist Olivia Erlanger, presented by Mother Culture, a contemporary art gallery and cultural platform of the city.
In addition to esteemed qualities of her work, Olivia explains:

“I’m interested in mermaids as a kind of pre-gender or genderless archetype, a representation of a chimeric existence that I feel we each take on as different environmental pressures effect a transformation of sorts; when they are presented as female, mermaids bring up many questions of mobility, not only in a physical sense but also ones around the agency Ariel, for example, gave up her voice to walk on land”.

You can find viral images in our gallery below.

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Outside The Lines, Anne Nobels’ photographic project against anxiety

Outside The Lines, Anne Nobels’ photographic project against anxiety

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Photography

“Outside The Lines” is the series by South African photographer Anne Nobels, who uses the female body and its expressiveness to counteract paralyzing panic attacks. The artist has focused her photographic research on the subject of human vulnerability and she tries to visually describe symptoms of her continuous fight against the disease. As herself explains, everyday life becomes a challenge:

“When it gets too much for me to handle, I’ll get a panic attack. This generally happens once or twice a day. This project started that way, when I feel good I still feel like my senses are heightened, it makes the places I see almost every day seem un-earthlike”.

Anne wants to show how reality is filtered by our emotions and sensations, which influence not only human relationships, but also the whole vision of life. Outside The Lines is a borderline project, halfway between reality and fiction, where the inner world comes to life and finds a sense of peace when it’s brought out.

“When I feel good I still feel like my senses are heightened, it makes the places I see almost every day seem un-earthlike. I’d like to show people that although an illness or condition makes you feel (very) limited, it can have positive side effects. It’s so easy to get stuck in the bad, but in my opinion, it’s worth a try. It could change the way you feel about your life considerably”.

Art becomes a way to heal and to derive something good also from the tormented condition of the disease.

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Absence of Water by Gigi Cifali and the charm of abandoned pools

Absence of Water by Gigi Cifali and the charm of abandoned pools

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Photography

The abandoned and forgotten places have always had a mysterious charm. They attract and at the same time, their silence rejects us. A silence that in the series of photographs Absence of Water by Gigi Cifali is almost perceptible.

As Will Scott had immortalized the ruined shelters of the English seaside resorts, the photographer from Naples traveled around England in search of abandoned swimming pools. The architecture is weakened, but the details and elements that distinguished them are still clearly visible. Their aesthetics reflect all the optimism of the Victorian era when they were built.

The pools were created to be a meeting place for rich families during the summer season. With the passing of decades and the diffusion of low-cost holidays and other vacation possibilities, these places were gradually forgotten.

Places that have become the symbol of a society, habits, customs, and types of entertainment belonging to a distant past.

In addition, Absence of Water offers the opportunity to reflect on water, its function, and importance. Water establishes wealth and is crucial for the development and growth of man. Its absence inevitably leads to ruin, to the end of life, as happened with these pools.

But if you look at them well, in silence, I am sure that you will still be able to hear people’s voices, children’s screams and the sound of water.

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