Olivia Steele’s neons, little truths

Olivia Steele’s neons, little truths

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

As the street lamps in the night illuminate the street, Olivia Steele‘s neon lights shed light on uncomfortable truths and deep feelings. 

Born in 1985, Olivia was born in Tennessee, and from a young age shows a special interest in light in all its forms which, after several years and various work experiences, has turned into her work. Today, in fact, that of Olivia Steele is an internationally known name and her works make thousands of people dream every day. 

Olivia is a real light artist, specialized in the use of neon that shapes and works as she likes to transform it into short sentences that capture the eye and the heart. 

These are small aphorisms, sometimes just a word, that stand out in the places where they are placed. In fact, Olivia Steele’s work does not end with the manual writing, but continues with the choice of the place where they are placed. It is only once they are placed that their meaning will be fully expressed. 

So, while the word “feelings” is locked in a cage and the inscription “I still love you” burns in the middle of the sea, the neon-lit world of Olivia Steele appears to us like a dream. 

We have selected only some of her works, but to discover them all visit her website and her Instagram profile

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“DOT”, KATSU’s exhibition realized with drones

“DOT”, KATSU’s exhibition realized with drones

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 months ago · Art

Street artist KATSU is back with a very special exhibition, exhibiting a series of abstract paintings at The Hole in New York City. Entitled “DOT“, the presentation presents vibrant artwork made with drones.

KATSU has developed and refined the technology of drones in Russia thanks to a team of programmers and engineers.
The gallery room that houses the works initially served as an installation space where the artist flew a drone to spray a random pattern on seven white canvases.

“The installation was completely set up with the drone, including the composition of each painting. Extracted from their enameled environment, as well as the work on the back wall, the paintings can be considered as a traditional work of abstraction, perhaps part of the lineage of Warhol’s mediated and mechanized practice”.

KATSU started painting with drones in 2015, since then he has studied and developed various methods to create unique works.
Last year he built a fully autonomous drone in collaboration with Tsuru robotics in Moscow.

You can also visit the website of The Hole to learn more about the presentation. “DOT” is on display until August 23rd.

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“The Search of the Glow,” a whisper between man and nature

“The Search of the Glow,” a whisper between man and nature

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 months ago · Art

Ling-Li Tseng’s installation was defined as “a whisper between man and nature“. Debuted in Houli at the Taiwan Lantern Festival 2020, “The Search of the Glow” is a light wooden sphere built with a series of connected ovals.

Together, the pieces form a hollow globe that is equipped with thin strips of LED lights, creating a radiant installation that shines in the dark forest. This glow turns into a “fog” that guides visitors into the temporary light pavilion.

The artist has imagined the finished installation as a refuge and entrance into “a unique spatial experience,” he says. “All the senses are slowly exalted and the rays of light guide us on an adventure in the fog. In a grove of trees, we discover an object that emits flickering light: its intertwined slats and curves dialogue with the natural curves of the surrounding trees“.

The search of the glow”, created in collaboration with Serendipity Studio, uses a combination of digital fabrication and traditional craftsmanship.

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Dakota Hernández’s exotic and feminine illustrations

Dakota Hernández’s exotic and feminine illustrations

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Simple images in which nature and man live together in perfect balance. These are the illustrations of Dakota Hernández, stage name of Miriam García, a Spanish illustrator who creates works in which two subjects always dominate. 

The first is nature in all its forms, from immense landscapes with boundless lakes and plains to simple plants that catch the eye. The second undisputed protagonist of her works is the presence of female figures, nude portraits, without veils. This choice, to present the human being naked, without superstructures, reinforces the bond with the environment, giving us the feeling that it is there, in the middle of the green grass and the blue sky, the right place for him. 

Looking at Dakota Hernández’s illustrations you can breathe air of freedom, you can feel that atmosphere of relaxation and peace that you only get when you get lost in remote places, far from the chaos of the city and the hours of everyday life. Everything is so natural, everything is so perfect. 

This perfection, as well as being created by the subjects, is underlined by a wise one of colours, never too soft, but never too marked. The chromatic balance shows how the choice of the palette is a fundamental step for Dakota Hernández, which then inspires from the shapes of the bodies, their poses and natural elements. 

Below you can find a selection of her works, but to discover all of them go to the artist’s Instagram profile and to buy one of her creations visit her page on Etsy

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Banksy invades London Underground with new artworks

Banksy invades London Underground with new artworks

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 months ago · Art

Disguised as what appears to be a sanitation worker, Banksy, or who for him, has struck again.
This time his stage is a London Underground wagon filled with rats, a symbol he uses to represent disorder and, usually, to criticize the European political and economic system.

As for all the artwork he has claimed recently, this time the protagonist is the Covid-19 and the controversy put in place by the artist seems to be directed to all those who refuse to wear the mask and not to put into practice the rules to avoid contagion.

The caption of the video that he has just published on Instagram to claim the artwork speaks clearly, “if you don’t mask, you don’t get“, but if it’s not enough to do the rest, his rats will take care of it.
One without the mask sneezes and expels the virus, the other one saves himself using it as a parachute, another one hides under it and the last one uses an alcoholic solution to clean it. 

For a wall of the stop and for the hatch of the same wagon, instead, he borrows the famous Chumbawamba song, Tubthumping but a little changed and adapted at the moment:

“I get lockdown, but I get up again”

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. . If you don’t mask – you don’t get.

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