Reservoir, the installation that collects rainwater

Reservoir, the installation that collects rainwater

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Art

John Grade, an American artist we had the pleasure of talking about earlier here, has placed his latest installation Reservoir inside the Parco di Arte Sella in Borgo Valsugana. The work consists of five thousand droplet shaped ampoules, each of which is delicately attached to translucent nets, supported by tree trunks.

The artist has explained that:

“I became most interested in the way rain falls through this grove of trees, the canopy delaying the droplet’s journey to the ground as well as how quiet and sheltered the forest was during a heavy rain”.

The installation is built with thermoformed plastic parts and steam-bent Alaska cedar strips: each droplet is attached to fishing line nets which are then incorporated with stainless steel rings to maintain tension and support the tree trunks above the structure.

The shape of the containers is given by casts of hands placed in a cup, when the rain falls or the snow settles, the water accumulates inside the transparent bags of Reservoir, giving them the shape of a drop.

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The Volkswagen Camper completely built with LEGO

The Volkswagen Camper completely built with LEGO

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art, Style

Last week, at the f.re.e – Travel and Leisure Fair in Munich, was presented a Volkswagen Camper of real size, but entirely built with the famous LEGO bricks. 

The work was carried out by two LEGO certified master makers who, to achieve the final result, took 6 whole weeks and 400 thousand bricks. Obviously, this motorhome is not driveable, but it can bear the weight of two adults, which means that it can be visited inside to discover that the interior is also made of LEGO, such as the brushes, the electric plate, the radio, the sink, the dishes and all the furniture.

With its lights and sliding door, it seems that the only thing this Volkswagen motorhome can’t do is move, but for now we just have to admire its beauty.  

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Mambo Tattooer’s pop and colorful tattoos

Mambo Tattooer’s pop and colorful tattoos

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

The keyword for Milanese tattoo artist Mattia Mambo, better known as Mambo Tattooer, is to simplify. Mattia is inspired by everything that surrounds him, objects, TV series, film characters, works of art, takes the shapes and colors and simplifies them, creating a stylized image of the original subject. 

But beyond that, his tattoos would be recognizable among a thousand thanks to a unique style characterized by two key elements. The first is the full, vivid backgrounds with clear outlines. The second are the black lines, clean, big, as if they were made by setting the tattoo artist’s pen on “Bold”. 

The result is a pop tattoo, with pop subjects and a pop style. 

Discover Mambo Tattooer’s works in our gallery and on his Instagram profile.

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Intense stories in Nono Astro Irareza’s illustrations

Intense stories in Nono Astro Irareza’s illustrations

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Art

Nono Astro Irareza is not an illustrator by trade, but works as an engineer at an airport in Ambon, Indonesia. His great ability seems to be precisely that of being able to tell short stories through a single illustrated scene: this has allowed him to win the hearts of the public.

The bright, pop colours of his works are accentuated by the details and nuances, outlining a style that prefers realism, without giving up a touch of glamour.

His great creativity allows him to explain and describe complex situations and hidden emotions, which come overwhelmingly out. Have a look at Nono Astro’s Instagram profile here.

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Kerry Tenbey’s sculptures destroy preconceptions

Kerry Tenbey’s sculptures destroy preconceptions

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Art

The artist Kerry Tenbey has focused her research on personal need for investigation and criticism of the established concepts of Gender, Sexuality and Intimacy. Always interested in the material connections and experience of the objects that surround us in social interactions, Kerry destroys the mental associations that are often linked together through a dense network of pre-established ideas and converts them into something “disturbing and beautiful”.

Her sculptures are subversive pieces that explore the impact of physical spaces to reach the mental ones, drawing attention to the preconceptions that permeate our lives.

“We live our lives through a series of situations. We follow schedules, take directions, and navigate through spaces filled with material forms which dictate our movements and interactions”.

It is very common to find in her works, objects of daily or domestic use, which she reprocesses through a compound of plaster and cement, mixed in a trivial kitchen mixer. Kerry creates new forms, with the intent to get us out of a passive vision of what’s around us.

The use of pastel colours is not random, on the contrary, it’s strategically designed to overturn the ideas of femininity and masculinity.

Visit Kerry’s website to learn more about other works and don’t miss our gallery below.

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