This or That – Jacopo Rosati

This or That – Jacopo Rosati

admin · 5 months ago · Art

Jacopo Rosati’s career began in 2006 in Venice, his hometown, at the prestigious Studiocamuffo, where he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before jumping into the bombastic world of freelancing.
Rosati works mainly for the editorial and advertising market, over the years he has used different techniques to develop his works; from collage to digital software. To further characterize his works he initially chose to use felt, and thanks to this choice in a very short time he managed to carve out an exceptional space among Italian illustrators.

Jacopo Rosati likes to freely experiment with different approaches based on client needs. He has worked for Die Zeit, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24Ore, L’espresso, Eni, Das Magazine, Playboy, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Monocle, The Washington Post, Wired, Pirelli, Campari… need we go on? We could because the list of collaborations is really very long. Among the latest (and of note, not only in size) surely the one with Pink Salt Agency for Fineco for which he completely illustrated the bodies of 9 metro trains in Milan. A real illustrated journey dedicated to the city and its most significant features.

Collater.al, together with BRILLO Magazine interviewed Jacopo Rosati, asking him to take sides in what is utopically a world in wahich there always seems to be only two contrasting elements to choose between. This or That?

Noon or midnight?
Noon

Biennale or Vatican Museums?
Biennale

Coca Cola or Pepsi?
Pepsi

Easy Rider or Fast and Furious?
Easy Rider

Batman or Spiderman?
Batman

Zombie invasion or alien invasion?
Alien invasion

Phone call or text message?
Text message

Nostalgia or immagination?
Immagination

Living in a world where everything is miniature or everything is giant?
Miniature

Digital or paper illustration?
Digital

Magazines or newspapers?
Magazines

Being eaten by a shark or a tiger?
Shark

Screaming or whispering
Screaming

Flying or mind-reading?
Flying

Full or empty?
Full

NY or LA?
NY

00s or 10s?
00s

Gen Z o Millennials?
Gen Z

Instagram or TikTok?
Instagram

Apple or Samsung?
Apple

Bates Motel or Overlook Hotel?
Overlook Hotel

Stone or iron?
Iron

Mozart or Metallica?
Mozart

Angel o Evil?
Evil

Federer or Nadal?
Federer

Anarchy or law?
Law

’70s or ’90s?
90s

Auction House or crypto art?
Auction House

Win a Oscar or a Grammy?
Oscar

Attend Squid Game or Hunger Games?
Squid Game

Having a doppelganger or talking dog?
Talking dog

The or caffè?
Caffè

Winter o Summer?
Winter

Suv o coupé?
Coupé

Travel with VolksWagen van or all-inclusive hotel?
All-inclusive hotel

Cookingr o Deliveroo?
Cooking

Waking up early or going going to bed late?
Going to bed late

Word: Collater.al and BRILLO Magazine

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China will host its first exhibition dedicated to street art

China will host its first exhibition dedicated to street art

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Art

There is much discussion about the institutionalisation of street art and the ethical choices of gallery owners and institutions when they choose to present works that belong to an artistic expression that was born in the streets and that, according to the most nostalgic, should not move from those contexts.
In some cases, this conversation poses false problems, which concern the nature of the works and the intentions of the artists themselves, who have been able to adapt their role, and already since the 1970s, by bringing this countercultural phenomenon into traditional art circuits.
There are countries where street art has never entered the galleries in the way that other major museums in the world have done, for example China, which recently announced that it will host its first historical retrospective exhibition dedicated to street art and graffiti, on the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong.

The title of the exhibition is ‘City as Studio’, representative of the mechanism that has overturned the conception of the artist and the evaluation of this type of art by galleries. A process initiated by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, both of whom are present at the exhibition.
The more than 100 works, created by 30 artists, will be presented at the K11 Art Foundation and have been selected by curator Jeffrey Deitch, a figure who has contributed to the acceptance of street art in the programmes of major museums worldwide thanks to the more than 50 exhibitions he has curated around the world.
“City as Studio” enters the paths of the genre by conveying to visitors the breadth of styles and geographical areas through which different generations have moved. From New York to San Francisco to Brazil, Tokyo and Paris, the exhibition will first and foremost be a historical reflection on graffiti art, thanks to the talents of names such as Fab 5 Freddy , FUTURA, Barry McGee , Mister Cartoon , KAWS and AIKO.

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“Dark art with bright colors”: Other World’s Crypto Art

“Dark art with bright colors”: Other World’s Crypto Art

Tommaso Berra · 2 days ago · Art

The landscape of crypto artists is populated, and the name we highlight today is that of Other World, an artist from Los Angeles who manages to define a world that, to use his words, could be described as “psychedelic and surreal”.
The surrealism of his compositions is in the choice of subjects and group scenes, taken from the long tradition of Renaissance and Romantic painting and frescoes, in which historical and religious subjects form large dynamic compositions full of pathos. The psychedelia is linked more to the style with which Other World chooses to cite these references, resorting to highlighter colours completely detached from the background landscapes.

The result that is created is that of a strong contrast both stylistic and thematic, as well as a gloominess that is often given by certain details inserted by the artist such as the destructive fire, the dark skies and the faces of the characters, black with a frightening Venom smile.
To use Other World’s words again, it is “a dark but brightly coloured art”, combining a peculiar technique – a combination of collage and illustration for a digital work – and a high citationism that creates originality in the Crypto Art scene.
The quotation helps the artist not to have to explain too much, not to emphasise the didactic component of the works, leaving the task to the context, the background and gestures that have become familiar thanks to art history. Play and colour are the artist’s share of freedom of interpretation, which he invites us to take, before history and before symbols that are often considered untouchable.

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Johan Deckmann’s ironic and sentimental self-help books

Johan Deckmann’s ironic and sentimental self-help books

Collater.al Contributors · 4 days ago · Art

To start again mean to make lists and lists of good intentions and new rules that then, inevitably, end up in oblivion after a few weeks.
We think and ignore small guides who could actually save our lives, especially our emotional lives.
But, in a very ironic way, to remind us that this leads us to have very bad ideas, mediocre loves, fears and great difficulty to express our feelings, there is Johan Deckmann.

Artist, practicing psychologist and author based in Copenhagen is inspired by the self-help book typical of the 70s.
Deckmann, in fact, starts from his theoretical knowledge about the human mind and, through the use of words, analyzes its behavior and thoughts.

“I like the idea of distilling words to compress information, feelings or fantasies into an essence, a truth. The right words can be like good medicine.”

His artworks, which have been around the world since 2015, have been exhibited in several galleries with great success.

Here you can find some of his works but it’s worth seeing them all and you can find them here and here.

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The collage world of musician-artist Cato

The collage world of musician-artist Cato

Tommaso Berra · 5 days ago · Art

The world of artist Cato is full of energy and vibrations, both artistic and musical. These characteristics are evident in the works the artist creates with collage, acrylics and airbrush. His being a musician returns not only in the choice of subjects, which are often players that refer to jazz melodies, but also in the energy that always seems to accompany the actions of his works. It is difficult to imagine moments of stasis or calm, the narrative described is the result of an intention to recount a life that is fast and alive, bringing people and landscapes together. This movement is clear in Cato’s video projects, but it also returns in the superimposition of portraits and sharp cuts without necessarily respecting the proportions and harmony of the bodies.

One does not struggle to understand the situations, and the stories that the characters depicted are living, Cato’s ability is precisely that of being able to create with little effort a fascinating narrative that introduces the viewer into the author’s personal world.

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