Zoerism’s street art that represents the decadence of our century

Zoerism’s street art that represents the decadence of our century

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the exponents of the nascent Futurism had found in the figure of the car, linked to the idea of speed, their main symbol. Today, almost a hundred years later, the car has evolved and changed and represents something totally different. Street artist Zoerism has made this object and other material goods his own, breaking them down and representing them on the immense walls of houses and buildings. 

Zoerism makes use of these elements to tell about our current situation and its decline, for this very reason the cars we see in its murals are neither of the latest generation nor very fast and fast, but close to being scrapped, forgotten. 

The reading of his works, however, often has a double face, one linked to a hyper-consumerist topicality, the other referring to the aspect of recycling. Being a society that consumes almost compulsively, but also a society in which the struggle for recycling and against waste is very active, his works can also hide a side of hope in a better future, in the construction of a bright and rushing tomorrow like the cars of the ’20s. 

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Kelly Malka fights for her ideas to the sound of illustrations

Kelly Malka fights for her ideas to the sound of illustrations

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Found wandering around on Instagram, Kelly Malka‘s cartoon style combined with strong and deep themes impressed me. In fact, behind the colors, clothes and faces of hundreds of women she depicts are hidden messages related to themes more than actual. The acceptance of oneself and one’s body, the freedom to choose, equality between men and women, the mysterious and terrible world of mental illness are just some of the topics touched by Kelly’s pencil. 

The artist from Los Angeles who moved to San Francisco manages to take some sometimes cumbersome topics, dry them to the bone and give them a new and original shape, which unconsciously leads us to address and reflect on a problem. 

Below you’ll find some of Kelly Malka’s works, but to learn more visit her website where you can also buy her coloring book.

Kelly Malka | Collater.al
Kelly Malka | Collater.al
Kelly Malka | Collater.al
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Layla Chenyz’s minimal and macabre tattoos

Layla Chenyz’s minimal and macabre tattoos

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Layla Chenyz is one of the tattoo artists who are part of and work at the Bebop Ink in Vancouver. I was captured by the minimalism and cleanliness of the shapes of her Instagram profile, then, going on to scroll through the gallery, I found myself in an endless world, a continuous loop, a bit like her creations. 

The protagonist of many of her tattoos, who impressively resembles Layla herself, is reflected endlessly in the mirrors, looks at herself on a television screen, or is literally divided in two as if one part of her body were in a time and the other in a totally different time. 

They are macabre creations that will disorient you a bit, then maybe you’ll want a tattoo like this. 

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“Ainda não” by André Mendes on exhibition at the Matéria gallery

“Ainda não” by André Mendes on exhibition at the Matéria gallery

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Born in 1979, André Mendes was born in Curitiba (Brazil) and trained artistically between his country and Spain. Now, ten years after his first individual international exhibition, he arrives in Italy with a solo show that will overturn your conception of contemporary art. To host “Ainda não” (Not yet) until September 21 is Matéria, the gallery of contemporary art in Rome that for 4 years now is committed to promoting expressions related to contemporary artistic research, with a program designed to encourage experimentation and research. 

The spaces of Matéria lose their classic role of the exhibition gallery, becoming a place of creation, breaking down the boundary between laboratory and exhibition. But it is not the only border that is abolished, even the border between installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing becomes increasingly blurred. 

“Ainda não” shows us how a place can lose its canonical guise and reappear to the public in another form, with the aim of making the viewer part of the creative process.

Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
Ainda nao di Andre Mendes in mostra presso la galleria Materia | Collater.al
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NSFW illustrations by @wasted_pleasures

NSFW illustrations by @wasted_pleasures

Claudia Fuggetti · 6 months ago · Art

There is an unwritten law, that of seduction, and the Instagram @wasted_pleasures profile knows how to seduce the 141,000 followers who follow the page assiduously every day.

Behind the name @wasted_pleasures lies the identity of Luca Sorice, author of the erotic images. The most obvious feature of the feed is to contrast two main colors: while the lines are marked by a deep black, the background remains on pink and gives the tables a very pop and contemporary mood.

The alternation of moments characterized by the sweetness typical of couples in love, are made captivating by other works clearly more explicit and less romantic, which always hide a playful and fresh attitude towards eros.

Take a look at the profile of @wasted_pleasures here and also discover the works of Frida Castelli, of which we have previously spoken here.

Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
Le illustrazioni NSFW di @wasted pleasures  | Collater.al
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