It appeared in Borgo San Giuliano (Rimini), the latest work by the Italian street artist Eron who, despite its not too large size, always manages to leave an indelible mark, both on the walls on which he works, and in all his fans.
It is called Soul of the Wall and depicts an old lady, with a nice face that, with her hands behind her back, seems to look at passers-by from above. The main feature of this work is that it was made just under an air intake grille, making us believe that the work was made by the smoke that stains the wall.
Jeremy Leung is an illustrator of Chinese origin who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His technical tends to fuse multiple artistic practices, for a mixed media approach. His universe is varied, multifaceted and psychedelic. The scenes taken from reality are reinterpreted by Jeremy’s gaze, who transports his characters to another dimension and are made up of lines, geometric games, and brilliant colors.
Reality is not enough, it is not enough, it cannot be endured, if not by building a parallel universe. This is what art does: it helps us to survive.
Escaping into another dimension decontextualizes the subjects and makes them part of a dream, of many flashes that deconstruct the narrative and isolate it in chapters totally independent of each other.
Check out Jeremy’s work on his Instagram profile here.
Willian Santiago is a very prolific and versatile illustrator, who captures the essence of Brazil in every creation. Find out now what it is about! Looking at Willian Santiago’s illustrations, it feels like he’s already in his homeland, Brazil. The bright colours of the designs are contrasted with the bold colours of the backgrounds, and it is on the colour that the intrinsic magic of the illustrations is based:
“Colour evokes different sensations in people. Ultimately, I want my work to create feelings of joy”.
Colour conveys joy and positive sensations, for an almost chromotherapeutic effect. Willian is a very versatile and prolific artist, his collaborations include many in the fashion industry. In his works you can perceive the strong bond with the land of origin, Brazil: made of warm atmospheres, tribal and folk, but at the same time wild.
The nature and diversity of his country are represented with a palpable sensitivity and a certain mysticism.
If you are a techno music lover or just part of that group of people who love to go to the iconic clubs of the city, you can’t help but know Berlin’s Berghain. In fact, maybe some of you even managed to get in, while others probably didn’t make it across the threshold. Its exclusivity has made it one of the most famous clubs in the world and entering it is a bit like being part of the fight club, the first rule is never to talk about it.
Sometimes, however, there is someone who breaks the silence and goes against the tide. One of these is a boy, whose identity is unknown, who has recreated the entire discotheque on Minecraft, from the most famous rooms such as the Berghain, Panorama Bar and Säule, to the bathrooms.
The creator of the video has specified that the whole reconstruction is based on his memories, so some details might be wrong. In any case, if you don’t really want to queue up to enter the Berghain, check out the tour inside its Minecraft version below.
If love were of a unique form, probably no one would write romantic stories anymore, there would be no multiple myths based on passions, certainly, it would be infinite boredom.
But no, love is multi-faceted, varied, complex. It is a mixture without a precise form of sensations, emotions, experiences and above all symbols, which often come to life through an iconic representation of ideas.
In this regard, what better example than that of the love and passion story of Francesca da Polenta and her inner demons (remember this point).
The famous Francesca of the Fifth Cantos of Dante’s Comedy and her lover Paolo.
The only souls in Inferno who, although punished among the lush ones, are mercifully swept away together.
They are the ones that are apostrophe with iconic phrases such as “amor ch’a nullo amato, amar perdona” because while they were reading about a kiss between Geneva and Lancelot, covered and hidden from most by such Galeotto, it seems that they let themselves go to a long and full-bodied lemonade, hence “Galeotto fu ‘l libro e chi lo scrisse” (Galeotto was the book and who wrote it).
Yes, because Francesca was married to a certain Gianciotto, half lame and half blind, in short not really a flower and Paolo was his beautiful and damned brother. Here is the simple story handed down of the love between the beautiful girl and the awesome boy, killed by her husband.
Here we are, general info defined.
A common love, but there’s more!
We are in Gradara, an amazing little city in the hills of the Marche region. More precisely, we are in the castle that dominates the ancient village.
It seems that the scene of the death of the two lovers was just that: the Castello Malatestiano.
Let’s put the pieces together.
Paolo and Francesca are two lovers who died for being discovered in their moment of abandonment and passion. Throughout history, Francesca was first a negative figure, a traitor for the bigots, then slowly, and we can scream even less badly, began to become the image of freedom, of those who believe in themselves and face everything, even death. Passion, sin, freedom, beauty, the end.
Gradara has decided to take this last thought and immortalize it, making it a true emblem. How did it do it? Has been called six artists to interpret, in mural format, the image, the story, the evocative symbolism of this woman, who first became a character, then a heroine, and finally an icon. The project is called Oltre le Mura and is a re-evaluation of some walls, blocks, turrets, in an artistic format.
The symbolism/infographic interpretation of Andreco, who sees the two lovers as the two unique entities, represented by united clouds, destined to walk together in Dante’s infernal scenario (Strada Provinciale 47 in corrispondenza dello svincolo con via Cattolica).
Finnano Fenno‘s pop advertising postcard, which rewrites the poster of the amor ch’a nullo amato amar perdona in 3D vintage cinema mode (Via Mercato, 24).
Tellas who paints a texture of leaves on a gigantic widening, the figurative mantle of this story (Via Tavullia/Via S. D’Acquisto).
The reversed story of Paolo and Francesca fighting against Gianciotto with swords illustrated by Burla22 (Fanano – hamlet of Gradara- Via Caravaggio).
Leaves, shrubs, naturalistic interweaving that interact with the path of ivy, the nests of ants, the surrounding environment, the dreamlike journey of Gola Hundun (Via Mercato, 2).
A deconstruction in pixel format and squares, of bright and disorienting colors tending to red, blood and passion spread on two lovers who try to hold their arms in the arm, on the walls of the Municipality of Gradara, of Psiko.
Oltre le Mura is a leap in classical history, a signature marked on contemporary urban art in a province that not everyone knows and should because enlightened and romantic.
Oltre le Mura is also the idea of the portrait of Francesca and her inner demons. All married, all lovers, all federators, all willing, all free… she more! A champion of that love I was talking about at the beginning, a multiform love, different, a love especially for themselves and their ideas.
I asked one of the curators of this project a question: “How does Francesca think it would be today?“.
She decided to answer me: “Like me, concrete“.
Oltre le Mura is concrete.
But in the end… what is beyond the walls?
Well, there is the magic of understanding that sometimes the creative interpretation of history becomes more beautiful than the story itself and that the important thing is to express oneself, a bit like you want.