‘Triscele’ is an Art Project Across Sicily by Italian Artists STEN LEX, Martina Merlini and Moneyless

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STEN LEX, MONTAGNA, CATANIA, 2016.

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MARTINA MERLINI, UNTITLED, CATANIA, 2016.

STEN LEX, CONFINI II, RAGUSA, 2016.

MONEYLESS, UNTITLED, ETNA, 2016.

Triscele’ is an art project “created, curated and performed by” artists STEN LEX (previously on JazJaz), Martina Merlini and Moneyless. The word ‘Triscele’ is a motif representing three bent human legs (or three curved lines), and is known to be an ancient symbol of Sicily. The union of three diverse artistic styles of the artists led the group to choose the word as the name of the project.

Snip from the project website:

Triscele will be a journey of a group of artists looking for a connection with the Sicilian landscape and a contact with the time and history that nature holds and tells through its outlines. The artists will create graphic overlappings to recall the Sicilian landscape, blending past and present, an artist with the other in order to produce unique works as unique was the symbolism of the Triscele.

The group traveled through the island of Sicily for one month, and visited remote locations and crowded cities to create their works. Starting from the streets in the district of San Berillo, Catania, they moved to the rugged, volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Etna which formed a incongruous backdrop to their contemporary art. The second part of the project took them to the city of Ragusa where they continued to find abandoned locations for the project.

Link to the website.

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Weird Poems, Weirder Drawings

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Described as weird poetry combined with “simple, awkward illustrations,” The Ninety-Nine Draft is a whimsical collaborative project between Alex Sparks and Bret Hawkins. The project will see new works being posted on every Monday and Thursday, till it reaches the magic figure of 99.

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Garagem 42 – Featuring the Works of André Azevedo and Thiago Batista

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Garagem 42 is a new art project, currently on exhibit at curator Marcelo Stefanovicz’s atelier in São Paulo, Brazil. The space, created to “instigate and enhance artists and art collectors,”  features the works of artists André Azevedo and Thiago Batista.

The exhibit which started on March 16, will be on show until March 23.

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The Unmade Bed Project

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“The Miracle of Fluo Colours” – A Satirical Project on Religion and Politics in the US

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The Miracle of Fluo Colours” is a satirical art project by Dimitris Polychroniadis, an architect and scenographer based in Athens, Greece.

Dimitris feels that the humorous message behind his pop sculptures in his photographs is highly relevant to the present situation in his country, although it directly refers to the absurd, almost hysterical levels to which religion has been pitted against politics in the US.

Dimitris says,

Religion often serves as an emotional ‘lender of last resort’ in times of crisis. The idea for this series of maquette sculptures, comes from Christian church signs and billboards in the US. By stripping these religious quotes away from their physical and emotive context, the ‘message’ becomes more absolute, almost surreal. To emphasize this further, the text size has been exaggerated in scale (compared to the figurines) and colour. The project is somewhat ‘street’ influenced by large scale advertising and slogan graffiti. The title of the series generates a contrast: The notion of God-sent miracles as an integral part of religious faith, against the marvels of man-made, modern age, industrial technology and it’s products such as fluorescent materials and colours.

The photographs were shot by Dimitris in collaboration with Michalis Dalanikas.

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See No Evil – UK’s Largest Permanent Street Art Project

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See No Evil” is a huge street art project that is currently being held in Bristol, UK. The week long event will see some really big international graffiti artists from around the world, permanently transform the facades of ten huge buildings on Nelson street with their art. There will also be a mini-series of music events accompanying it, which will culminate in a massive New York style Block Party on this Saturday (20th August).

The project has been organized by Team Love, in association with Bristol city’s Place Making Director, Mike Bennett, and street artist Inkie.

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Psychedelic Roomba Swarm

Image Credit: IBRoombaThis picture is part of the "Roomba Art" picture series, produced by the folks the IBR Algorithm Group and Braunschweig University of Technology. We had a swarm of…

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