Artist JR’s Inside Out project comes to Milan

Artist JR’s Inside Out project comes to Milan

Tommaso Berra · 4 weeks ago · Art

Among the good news to come in this early 2023 is the arrival in Milan of the Inside Out project, born in 2014 from the talent of JR, one of the world’s leading artists.
The participatory art project Inside Out, as announced by the City of Milan, returns to the Lombard capital, five years after the French artist photographed the faces of the then workers at the BASE construction site. The municipality and the councillor for culture have revealed the location of the next installation, Museo del 900, the famous building in Piazza Duomo is ready to welcome a new work in the project, which sees JR install photographs of ordinary people in a grid that covers and wraps the surfaces of monuments and squares around the world.

Over the years, more than 400,000 photographs have been taken, with works in 150 countries around the world, all linked to charitable projects and actions that anyone can join by making a donation and taking their own portrait, which becomes an element of the final work. The Inside Out project platform allows people to give voice to battles to protect races, minorities or the planet, combining photography and social engagement.
People and their stories become the works of JR, in 2022 alone 26,000 portraits were taken contributing to projects across the US, Japan, Israel, Venezuela and Georgia.

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In Toon Joosen’s collages, what you expect doesn’t happen

In Toon Joosen’s collages, what you expect doesn’t happen

Tommaso Berra · 4 weeks ago · Art

From his Dutch studio, the artist Toon Joosen creates collages in which he stages everyday situations, found among photos and old magazines, readapting them to create works with a surreal narrative. The subjects, such as children, women intent on cleaning the house or peasants, play in a construction that relies heavily on irony, with words and phrases found in old books, which from time to time are transformed into something else, almost coming to life thanks to cut-outs and the arrangement that breaks the horizontal striped pattern.

The protagonists of Toon Joosen’s works are perfectly embedded in a recognisable but unplanned narrative, in which another important element are the paper effects typical of the collage technique. Tears, clean cuts with scissors or box cutters build up the landscapes, with the yellowed and time-faded paper fixing an imagery that covers even the wittiest and most provocative compositions with nostalgia.

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Toon Joosen | Collater.al
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Drift Studio reconstructs monuments with drones

Drift Studio reconstructs monuments with drones

Tommaso Berra · 4 weeks ago · Art

Some historical monuments we are still able to appreciate as they were built centuries or millennia ago, others have been overtaken by history and only a few ruins remain, while others have never been finished, not preventing them from becoming national symbols and tourist attractions.
The Dutch duo from the Amsterdam-based Drift Studio tries to imagine the final appearance of some of these great monuments by carrying out a restoration using software and flying drones.

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The flight of drones is planned to complete the architectural lines of the missing structures of works such as the Colosseum in Rome or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The project, which becomes a real artistic performance in the sky, follows the one born in 2017 and called Franchise Freedom, which brought shows and choreographies of lights into the sky .
The reconstruction of monuments is seen by Drift Studio as an artistic manifestation but also as an evolution of architectural design. Indeed, designers and planners can, thanks to this idea, see their works life-size, as if they were renderings projected in the dark.

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The metaphysical illustrations of Mikita Rasolka

The metaphysical illustrations of Mikita Rasolka

Tommaso Berra · 4 weeks ago · Art

The illustrations by the Belarusian artist Mikita Rasolka seem to be the work of a great 20th century surrealist master, the new element brought by Rasolka is a reference to contemporaneity both in the subjects and in the technique. Produced digitally, the texture and materiality of the layers of colour are those of an airbrush, with the overlapping of even delicate nuances that are lit up by recurring tones such as red. The large black blocks are also part of the stylistic signature and expressive mission of Mikita Rasolka’s works, which draw on ancient cultural references and more contemporary events, in dialogue with symbols that return in the works.
Knights, magical and mythological animals, masked and other undefined figures are as much a part of the repertoire as close-ups of women and men dressed in office attire.
The dream component, fantasy and an elegant technique, these are the aspects that have enabled Mikita to publish for the most important international magazines.
You can discover all her work on her official Instagram profile and Behance.

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The original “Batman: The Animated Series” sketches are on sale

The original “Batman: The Animated Series” sketches are on sale

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Art

Among the many media and products created around the figure of Batman, one of the best known in the early 1990s was certainly the animated series ‘Batman: The Animated Series‘, aired from 1992 to 1995 and broadcast in the USA by Fox.
In 85 episodes, authors Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski showcased a large number of characters, the heroes Batman and Robin but also the butler Alfred, Commissioner Gordon and even the Joker and the Penguin among the enemies. The success of the series is also due to the style with which the characters were drawn, different from that of the comics, more angular and essential in the lines. The news of the day is that now, thirty years after the first episode, it is possible to buy the original sketches of the series.

Ranging in value from $300 to $500, some original sketches from ‘Batman: The Animated Series‘, from which the most famous episodes and scenes of the series originated, are available on Choice Fine Art and Uncrate. This is a way of appreciating the art of animation in its preliminary form, which brings into play much more the work of the illustrators and their skill in constructing the stroke, areas of light, shadow and perspective.
The illustrations are sold with a wooden frame and each has the official authentication stamp of Warner Bros, who produced the TV series. Browsing through all the illustrations is a journey into Gotham City, amidst evil laughter and lights pointing skyward.

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