Vile, the Portuguese street artist who deludes the viewer

Vile, the Portuguese street artist who deludes the viewer

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Vile is the Portuguese graffiti artist, so skillful with spray cans that he seems to carve with a laser, the walls on which he works. He sculpts his name in concrete and stone, showing, in each letter, what is behind the wall, exactly as if the characters pierced the wall.

His career as a street artist began as a teenager. Over time he has deepened his skills with courses in animation and illustration. In practice, his are nothing more than optical illusions, which aim to show the decaying environment behind his own “canvas”. His works have been so successful thanks to the wise choice of colors and their combinations. The artist’s wise skill and patience are visible at first glance.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature, the installation that transforms a stadium into a forest

FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature, the installation that transforms a stadium into a forest

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Although some still do not want to believe it and others do not think that it is as serious a problem as they make us think, the problem of climate change is a real drama that we are experiencing every day on our skin and that is drastically changing the face of our planet. 

Starting from the idea that very soon different species of plants and trees will become something rare to see and that probably the only way to enjoy their beauty will be to enclose them all in special parks – such as zoos for animals -, the artist Klaus Littman, with the help of the architect Enzo Enea, has designed and built FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature, an installation to celebrate nature in all its glory. 

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Inside the Wƶrthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria, 300 trees of different species were planted instead of the field. From 8 September to 27 October, FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature will be visible to the public, who will be able to enter the stadium free of charge, walk on the steps, admire the installation from all sides or simply sit back and watch nature change according to the light and time of day. In addition, the time of year has been chosen to show the effects of the transition from summer to autumn, from when the branches are covered with green leaves to when the ground will start to be covered with yellow and red leaves. 

Klaus Littman’s idea was inspired by the 1970 work of artist Max Peinter entitled The Unending Attraction of Nature, which shows a stadium full of people admiring a small forest in the middle of the field. Today that dream has become a reality and must serve as a wake-up call: if in the future we would like to continue to admire nature on the street, in the parks and just outside the city we should all start, seriously, to take care of it, before it is too late. 

FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
FOREST The Unending Attraction of Nature | Collater.al
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lettere.urbane, the testimonies of typography around the cities

lettere.urbane, the testimonies of typography around the cities

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

After talking about Posti sinceri and chiusodidomenica, we continue with an Instagram profile dedicated to small details that populate all cities, small or large. It’s called lettere.urbane, it’s managed by @jacopobaco and @_fabriziofalcone_ and it contains a series of examples of how typography is found in every corner, at every intersection, and in every small street, just stop for a moment and look better. 

If in your daily journey from home to school or from home to work your gaze is always captured by a letter, a sign or a word on a road sign, you just have to photograph it and post it with the hashtag #lettereurbane. 

Below you will find a selection, all the others found on Instagram

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Faceless people in Gideon Rubin’s paintings

Faceless people in Gideon Rubin’s paintings

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Born in 1973, Gideon Rubin is an Israeli artist, born in Tel Aviv, famous for his paintings in which the people portrayed do not have a face and for this reason are not recognizable. 

Gideon Rubin takes his cue both from old vintage photos and from his family’s memories. For this reason, the Israeli artist paints moments of everyday life: two spouses who have themselves photographed, a girl in the pool, but also more intimate, like taking off her shirt after closing in the room, reading something lying on the bed, wearing only underwear. 

The large and dense brushstrokes, combined with a palette of soft colors ranging from white, beige, pink powder show a world apparently flat, but not very different from that of everyday life, from moments of peace that we carve out between a thousand commitments. 

By portraying everyday life and voluntarily deciding not to reveal too much, without showing any specific details and, above all, the faces of his subjects, the protagonist of his paintings could be anyone, we could be. 

In our gallery you will find a selection of paintings by Gideon Rubin, to discover more go to his site.  

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Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
Gideon Rubin | Collater.al
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Breaking News, media and politics in Filippo Fontana’s illustrations

Breaking News, media and politics in Filippo Fontana’s illustrations

Giulia Pacciardi · 5 months ago · Art

We talked about young Italian illustrator Filippo Fontana a few months ago because of Void, a project dedicated to the current Italian pop culture.
This time, however, we want to talk to you about his latest project: Breaking News.

The 10 tables of the new project faithfully reproduce the most controversial political events of each state chosen by the artist, also from the point of view of media and information.
It begins with Italy, England, France, and Russia and then arrives in America, Brazil, China, Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Israel.
Each table, in addition to the name of the newspaper, reports the current political situation of the state to which it refers summarized in its most heated debates. 

“The intention of the project is to represent a global and contemporary picture of international politics, thus allowing the reader to autonomously develop a critical reflection in response to the images and to create associations between the political situation of one or more states.”

Filippo himself tells us that, with his cartoons, he once again managed to paint a deeply realistic portrait of a well-known situation.

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