Valentina Loffredo’s video-game exhibition in Milan

Valentina Loffredo’s video-game exhibition in Milan

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

In the last year we have seen how the art world is changing rapidly, how thanks to Bitcoin and NFT both the production and the fruition of works of art are becoming digitalised.
Now, with the exhibition “Nosy and the Wild” by Valentina Loffredo, we are ready to go a step further and discover a new way of presenting our creations to the public. 

WHAT:
“Nosy and the Wild” by Valentina Loffredo
WHEN:
23 JUN – 18 JUL
WHERE:
Chippendale Studio, via Pietro da Bescapè 3, Milan

Valentina Loffredo is an Italian artist living in Hong Kong whose work started with photography and progressed to sculpture, installation and 3D illustration. This led her in March 2021 to approach the NFT world, already collecting her first successes such as being recognised as Spotlight Artist of the Month by the digital art sales platform OpenSea. 

Her work in recent months has led her to develop the exhibition ‘Nosy and the Wild’, which opened at Chippendale Studio in Milan on 23 June and is open to the public until 18 July
The exhibition is an immersive digital art experience in the form of a video game that addresses the issue of privacy in the digital age. 

Thanks to The Sandbox platform, Valentina Loffredo has been able to give shape to a virtual world that the spectator is invited to explore by trying to intercept giant enigmatic noses.
As can be guessed from the title, noses play a fundamental role in the work, becoming symbols of surveillance tools on a par with our cameras. 

This video-game exhibition is the digital evolution of “Nosy”, a multimedia project by the artist that includes photography, sculpture, installation and a photo book exhibited in Hong Kong last year. 

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Valentina Loffredo
Valentina Loffredo
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Jam Sutton’s augmented reality sculptures

Jam Sutton’s augmented reality sculptures

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Jam Sutton is a British artist who explores the art of sculpture by combining a passion for antiquity with the new technologies available. In the subjects we find in his work, in fact, it is impossible not to notice a similarity with classical and neoclassical compositions in white marble in which attention to detail and above all to the proportions of the body is fundamental. 

At first glance, the figures represented by Jam Sutton resemble gods or titans entwined with one another, intent on prevailing over one another. Then, looking more closely, one can notice elements that have little to do with Ancient Greece, such as a pair of trainers or sweatpants. 

But the surprises don’t end there because most of his works don’t exist, or rather, they are not real, concrete sculptures, but are made using augmented reality and artificial intelligence. 

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Staring into the Abyss

One example is one of his latest exhibitions entitled “Staring into the Abyss”, which can be viewed from anywhere in the world. Just download the Jam Sutton Studio app and turn your living room, square, park or beach into a gallery where you can admire the works the artist has created over the past year.
Through the app, you can admire and place the “Ego, Self, Shadow” statue wherever you like, or visit the brand new exhibition “Through Constant Decay”. 

Jam Sutton’s artistic production also includes real sculptures, again using modern methods such as 3D printing, such as ‘On a pedestal’, which is on display outside Dublin Castle. 

Visit his website to discover all his works, follow him on Instagram not to miss the next ones and download the Jam Sutton Studio app to visit his exhibitions. 

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Staring into the Abyss
Jam Sutton
Staring into the Abyss
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On a pedestal
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Claire Prouvost and her multicoloured cubism

Claire Prouvost and her multicoloured cubism

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Pop and hyper-coloured is the style of Claire Prouvost, a Dublin-based French artist and illustrator.
Born in Toulouse, Claire’s energetic approach to art is reflected in her subjects and her style. Whether it is a digital illustration, a painting, a mural or a print, what is never missing in her work are vibrant, saturated and bright colours that make everything bright and cheerful. 

This stylistic choice goes perfectly with the subjects she uses to represent. Scenes of conviviality and sharing in which the protagonists are often young women captured in all their beauty. 

Claire Prouvost

In addition, every single element, from the clothes to the faces, from the furnishings to the food, are the sum of different geometric shapes filled with flat backgrounds that have often made Claire Prouvost’s work resemble cubism. In fact, it is not difficult to see a similarity with the masterpieces of the early 20th century artistic movement. 

Claire Prouvost’s illustrations are recognisable and cheerful and have led the artist to work for various publications, but also for brands such as Gucci, Lavazza or LG.

Read also: Kelly Beeman’s strong and sophisticated women

We have selected just a few of her works, but if you want to find out more, follow her on Instagram

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Claire Prouvost
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Calm and relaxation in the illustrations by Madeline Martinez

Calm and relaxation in the illustrations by Madeline Martinez

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Madeline Martinez is an illustrator from Portland, Oregon, who depicts simple moments of calm and relaxation. 

Before embarking on her career as a freelance illustrator, Madeline Martinez began studying photography at Eastern Mennonite University and it was only during her studies that she decided to open herself up to the world of graphic design by enrolling in a Digital Media course. It didn’t take long for her to realise that this was her path and since then she has never stopped for a day, first seeking out different internships to gain as much experience as possible and then committing to drawing every day, finding inspiration in everything. 

Thanks to her practice, Madeline Martinez’s work today is characterised by a personal style that allows her to express herself fully. 

Her production is studded with female figures represented either in close-up portraits or in intimate and private contexts while enjoying moments of calm and relaxation. Thus we see young girls sipping a cup of coffee, reading a book lying on their bed or contemplating nature. 

Madeline Martinez’s signature is the colour palette she chooses for almost all her illustrations: a range of earthy tones, from light to intense, but with a touch of green that recalls the natural element. 

Finally, the artist always opts for flat backgrounds with no play of light and shadow, making the final result simple and minimalist. 

We have selected just a few of her works, but to find out more visit her website and follow Madeline Martinez on Instagram

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Madeline Martinez
Madeline Martinez
Madeline Martinez
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Irony and sarcasm in the paintings by Javier Mayoral aka PulpBrother

Irony and sarcasm in the paintings by Javier Mayoral aka PulpBrother

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

A subtle, but not overly so, veil of irony and sarcasm is the secret ingredient of Javier Mayoral‘s works and their success.
Javier Mayoral is a painter known on Instagram as PulpBrother. Of American descent, Javier was born in Spain, where he worked for an advertising company for a short time, and only in his early thirties did he move to the United States, first to New York, then to Phoenix, San Francisco and finally to Miami.
When he first arrived in America, Javier Mayoral worked as a cook and painting was just a hobby he practised in his spare time. Then, through his website and his Instagram profile, he became more and more successful until he was exhibited in several American cities, but also in Spain, Austria and France, and made a living from art. 

Today, his works are sought after by publishers, fashion designers, photographers and record companies, not to mention the more than 200,000 followers on Instagram who can’t wait for the artist to unveil a new work. It has to be said that Javier Mayoral is very good at not leaving his friends high and dry: he currently has over 9,000 works in his portfolio. 

But this is not the only reason for his popularity. Javier Mayoral uses painting to portray today’s world of appearances and vices with a touch of sarcasm that often comes close to black humour.
Sex and the art of seduction are other recurring subjects that fit in perfectly with his style in which dark colours and grey scales frequently return, making the paintings macabre were it not for the presence of short catchphrases that dampen the atmosphere. 

To find out more, follow Javier Mayoral on Instagram and visit his website.  

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Javier Mayoral
Javier Mayoral
Javier Mayoral
Javier Mayoral
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