Quasi, Ronnie Van Hout’s latest disturbing work

Quasi, Ronnie Van Hout’s latest disturbing work

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Ronnie Van Hout, an artist from Melbourne, creates works that portray disturbing subjects, sculptures of considerable size that mix parts of the human body with domestic objects chosen almost at random. His latest creation is perhaps one of the most disturbing and frightening ever made.

The hybrid hand “Quasi“, about 5 meters high, is located on the roof of the Wellington City Gallery in New Zealand. The artist has created the subject through scans of his own hand, on which his face is imprinted on the palm and calls it “partial self-portrait”. The work was originally installed in his hometown after the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.

Needless to say, the reactions of the spectators were quite mixed, some of whom have not missed an opportunity to report their opinion on the social describing it as “horrible” and “monstrous”, it is not surprising that some of them have caused nightmares.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Belorado is the new canvas by NeSpoon and Regue Fernàndez

Belorado is the new canvas by NeSpoon and Regue Fernàndez

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Two street artists – NeSpoon and Regue Fernàndez – have brought their work to the facades of the houses of a small town in northern Spain, to convey a sense of community and local traditions, all thanks to a neighboring cultural organization, StARTer. Belorado, the town in question, has about 2,100 inhabitants and is rich in culture and things to tell, so the two artists have studied the history and the result were eight buildings around the central square, decorated with lace and giga-sized lace.

Plaza de San Nicolás is a very important point of reference for the women of the place because here you play bolo beliforano, a typical game, very similar to bowling, which play, in fact, only women.
NeSpoon – of which we have already spoken before – began his research, spending a lot of time in the homes of the locals, studying carefully the traditional lace. This is how these motifs came to life and animated the central square of Belorado.

Fernandez has instead done careful photographic research related to the game. He has developed a work of art that refers to a photograph from 1917 – the oldest tangible evidence of the game – that shows women taking care of their offspring while participating in a game.

The square has literally come to life and to celebrate it, the citizens have invaded it and the women have taken part in a tournament of bolus beliforano, demonstrating once again that over time have been able to juggle between pleasure and care of the family.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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The temporary and disconcerting installations of Benedetto Bufalino

The temporary and disconcerting installations of Benedetto Bufalino

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Born in 1982, Benedetto Bufalino is a French artist who lives and works in Paris, a city where his works often come to life, transforming the streets and public places. 

Yes, because Benedetto’s installations have three main and essential characteristics. 

First of all, they must occupy a public space, no matter if it is a square, a park or simply a small piece of sidewalk, but they must be in close contact with people, they must find a place in people’s daily lives. 

“The participation of “others” is a sine qua non of his ” practice”.”

Then they must be absurd. The imagination of the French artist seems to have no limits or obstacles, Benedetto manages to transform buses into swimming pools, telephone booths into aquariums with fish or cars into real kitchens where you can grill and fry chips. 

Finally, the installations signed blessed Bufalino must be temporary, becoming a unique spectacle that once finished leaves the viewer the same feeling that you get when you wake up in the middle of a dream. 

“The ephemeral is the rule of this work.”

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The colorful and desecrating illustrations by Chloe Bennett

The colorful and desecrating illustrations by Chloe Bennett

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Chole Bennett is a young artist who was born and graduated in Visual Arts in northern Australia, but thanks to her illustrations she comes to all over the world.

Her works are juxtapositions of real and bizarre elements with a strong obsession for pop culture. The protagonists are in fact everyday objects constantly modified by anatomical elements bringing them to life, like long rolls of tongue instead of toilet paper.

Each illustration, with a uniform and decisive sign, floats in the middle of pastel-colored backgrounds in shades of pink, yellow and blue.

A selection of her works below, and visit her page to find out more.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Hayley Welsh’s sweet motivational murals

Hayley Welsh’s sweet motivational murals

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

The task of art is to make the viewer reflect, to give birth to an emotion that can be fear, happiness, sadness or hope within the viewer of the work. The English artist and street artist Hayley Welsh succeeds perfectly in this intent through his surreal and dark murals. 

Realized with a palette of greys and blacks, her works have as protagonists beings with animal features that often and willingly remember rabbits, with their ears lowered and huge shiny eyes. These little animals are a bit melancholic as if they had lost hope and were looking for their way home. 

If Hayley Welsh’s message is not clear, each character is accompanied by a short motivational phrase such as “Your best adventure is you” or “Create your own rainbow”. 

In our gallery you can find a selection of his works, to find out more go to his Instagram profile

Hayley Welsh | Collater.al
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