Plegados Itinerantes, the paper installations by Claudio Acuña J.

Plegados Itinerantes, the paper installations by Claudio Acuña J.

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

It is called Plegados Itinerantes (or travelling folds) and it is the masterful project of the artist Claudio Acuña J. that develops in different cities of Chile. Plegados Intinerantes consists of a series of installations of sculptures made of paper that represent in scale 1:1 groups of people. 

Once he has made all the necessary sculptures, always starting from a sheet of paper and using the technique of origami, he installs them in some public spaces in different patios in Chile. The final objective of this project is to make us reflect on the impact of man in certain places of daily use and on what use is made of it. 

The one created by Claudio Acuña J. is a sort of mirror of ourselves and our society, for this very reason all the sculptures are faceless, so as to encourage our identification. 

Thus parks, libraries, churches and dozens of other public places are filled with the figures of Plegados Itinerarios.

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Erik Jensen and the mosaics created from recycled PC keyboards

Erik Jensen and the mosaics created from recycled PC keyboards

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Erik Jensen is from Utah, studied Art Education at Utah Valley University and was also a sculpture and drawing teacher at a high school. He has received several artistic awards over the years in 2010, 2017 and 2018 and has participated in numerous exhibitions as an artist. But what is your field of action?

He creates unique pieces, pictures, to be precise, obtained from unused computer keyboards for recycled works of art that have as raw material parts that not even large companies are able to recycle.

The keys undergo different processes before being fixed on the supports. It starts with cleaning, removing the keys, coloring, laying, gluing and finally framing a unique and spectacular work. The result is a super-colored mosaic.

The artist loves to reproduce paintings of art, from Van Gogh to Mondrian, Vermeer, Hokusai, but also logos of large companies such as Google, but also flowers, spirals, and landscapes. In short, his art ranges from one extreme to another for great results. The works are designed for display at home or in the office. Prints are also available in various sizes and custom orders are welcome.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Zoerism’s street art that represents the decadence of our century

Zoerism’s street art that represents the decadence of our century

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the exponents of the nascent Futurism had found in the figure of the car, linked to the idea of speed, their main symbol. Today, almost a hundred years later, the car has evolved and changed and represents something totally different. Street artist Zoerism has made this object and other material goods his own, breaking them down and representing them on the immense walls of houses and buildings. 

Zoerism makes use of these elements to tell about our current situation and its decline, for this very reason the cars we see in its murals are neither of the latest generation nor very fast and fast, but close to being scrapped, forgotten. 

The reading of his works, however, often has a double face, one linked to a hyper-consumerist topicality, the other referring to the aspect of recycling. Being a society that consumes almost compulsively, but also a society in which the struggle for recycling and against waste is very active, his works can also hide a side of hope in a better future, in the construction of a bright and rushing tomorrow like the cars of the ’20s. 

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Kelly Malka fights for her ideas to the sound of illustrations

Kelly Malka fights for her ideas to the sound of illustrations

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Found wandering around on Instagram, Kelly Malka‘s cartoon style combined with strong and deep themes impressed me. In fact, behind the colors, clothes and faces of hundreds of women she depicts are hidden messages related to themes more than actual. The acceptance of oneself and one’s body, the freedom to choose, equality between men and women, the mysterious and terrible world of mental illness are just some of the topics touched by Kelly’s pencil. 

The artist from Los Angeles who moved to San Francisco manages to take some sometimes cumbersome topics, dry them to the bone and give them a new and original shape, which unconsciously leads us to address and reflect on a problem. 

Below you’ll find some of Kelly Malka’s works, but to learn more visit her website where you can also buy her coloring book.

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Kelly Malka | Collater.al
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Layla Chenyz’s minimal and macabre tattoos

Layla Chenyz’s minimal and macabre tattoos

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Layla Chenyz is one of the tattoo artists who are part of and work at the Bebop Ink in Vancouver. I was captured by the minimalism and cleanliness of the shapes of her Instagram profile, then, going on to scroll through the gallery, I found myself in an endless world, a continuous loop, a bit like her creations. 

The protagonist of many of her tattoos, who impressively resembles Layla herself, is reflected endlessly in the mirrors, looks at herself on a television screen, or is literally divided in two as if one part of her body were in a time and the other in a totally different time. 

They are macabre creations that will disorient you a bit, then maybe you’ll want a tattoo like this. 

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