25.4.14

Emanuele Vittorioso

The Reds, Tre Dodicesima - mixed media, canvas 180x180
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Emanuele Vittorioso was born in Siracusa in 1977. In 1998, he moved to Milan where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, specializing in Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Owing to his professional qualification and experience gained from painting workshops, he undertakes a number of restoration works, and never omits dedicating time and energy to his personal journey across colours and paints.His in love with Street Art, which strongly emerges from his initial works: He prefers spray paint for their realisation, and borrows writers’ techniques with a personal touch. He investigates artistic languages, and is in continuous and laborious search of pursuing his distinguishing style.Fascinated by 1950s and 1960s Italian painting, he has developed his personal stroke.His canvasses of matter and informal art express energy and movement through perfect chromatic matching and sudden colour explosions.

Source : emanuelevittorioso.com \ premiocombat.it

5.8.11

Boris Tellegen



Boris Tellegen aka Deltainc was born in 1968, in the Netherlands.
He became one of the pioneers of the European graffiti movement, in 1984, when he made his tag DELTA for the first time. His work shows the hallmark of his time at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University Delft, from where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Design Engineering in 1994.
The first DELTA tag appeared on the streets in 1984: through the years this Netherlands based artist has developed a complex and unique style that resembles isometric plans and plays with ideas of architecture and high tech futuristic vehicles. Boris introduced an alien and idiosyncratic aesthetic into graffiti art that escapes the common logo-like word IDs. He influenced writers all over the world for decades with his 3D letter style.

19.7.11

Jens Reinert


Tunnel, 2008.

The work of the German educated graphic designer Jens Reinert offers some new perspectives on our architectural surroundings. Instead of complete buildings Reinert models their fragments or visualises the volumes of subterranean spaces – it seems he builds “negatives” of architecture we ususally only perceive from the inside.

12.7.11

Robert Montgomery



Robert Montgomery’s pieces follow the Situationist tradition of detournement, which is basically the hijacking of advertising space to replace it with poetry. Through its anonymous presence in a public space, Montgomery’s art is a very personal challenge to the barriage of ads that usually fill up mental space with restelessness, insecurity, and the desire for things we wouldn’t otherwise get into debt for, or an ideal body type it would be necessary to stop eating/go under the knife for. A simple phrase or thought can be enough to challenge a psychological landscape that is otherwise so easy to take for granted.

10.7.11

Joseph Egan



London-based graphic designer Joseph Egan together with his colleagues from Chelsea College of Art & Design created this eye-deceiving anamorphic typography installation as part of the assessment for his Foundation Degree course.

23.6.11

Theresa Himmer


Theresa Himmer is an artist from Denmark that is inspired by the physical and cultural environment of modern cities. Her creations stand perfectly between art and architecture.

14.10.10

Georges Rousse


Georges Rousse (born 1947 in Paris) is a French photographer.
Rousse's work, from the 1990s to today, generally appears at first glance to be photos of desolate or abandoned spaces (buildings, rooms, parking garages or streetscapes) often on their way to the wrecking ball, on which the artist has superimposed precise geometrical shapes or squiggly graffiti. 

Willi Dorner


Bodies in Urban Spaces by Willi Dorner

24.6.10

Evasion Urbaine


'Evasion Urbaine' by Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille.
'With the advent of the mobile phone, the booth cabin are unused. We rediscovered this glass box to transform it into an urban aquarium full of coloured fish. This is an invitation to travel and to escape the daily city environment.'

23.6.10

Kevin Harman


Kevin Harman’s sculpture, built from found objects, deals heavily with the conceptual, temporal, and performance. His practice revolves around a heightened consideration and affinity to these everyday and often discarded materials, which he iterates and arranges into aesthetic, raw and dynamic re-configurations of the familiar, often humorous and challenging in nature. The objects he uses often have a strong emblematic field of significance, they are simple and recognisable things, which a viewer will know and to which they will bring pre-existing associations.

14.5.10

Emily Speed


''A sculpture made and worn around Linz, Austria, Inhabitant is about trying to find your own place or identity in a city and the representation of psychological space. The final form was influenced by the time spent in Linz and took on some characteristics of the architecture there. The materials in the work - cardboard, wood and plastics - were all previously discarded and these made fragile, temporary building blocks. Worn, or inhabited, this work sits somewhere between a garment and a sculpture. It is like a shell or façade, in which I, although concealed safely inside, remain vulnerable, without the ability to see and encumbered by my own creation.''

29.4.10

Sam Durant


Porcelain Chairs, 2006.

Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores the varying relationships between culture and politics, engaging subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism.

13.11.09

Ivan Puig


Hasta las narices, 2004


Km7, 2002.

''Inventar otras formas posibles. Solucionar, manufacturar; chácharas y tiliches. Pepenar, reciclar, alargar la vida de objetos obsoletos, la tecnología y la lucha contra su enajenamiento. Preguntar, cuestionar, incidir; el sarcasmo, la ironía y la paradoja. Me gusta la contradicción, me gusta la poesía, la simpleza y la complejidad juntas, la sorpresa y sorprender. Me gusta que la gente se sonría cuando la pieza detona en su interior; me gusta, incitar, me gusta pensar que el arte tiene una fuerza transformadora, política y creativa, con resultados concretos y tangibles y también con efectos sublimes y sutiles. Me gustan las herramientas, disfruto transformar los materiales y gozo de las formas, procuro que mis piezas tengan varios niveles de lectura; me encanta la metáfora y los juegos de palabras. Me fascina el humor sencillo y lúcido. Me gusta el sonido y su capacidad de evocar y suscitar. Disfruto mucho de los procesos y del trabajo colectivo, suelo ser obsesivo en la buena factura de las piezas. Jugar a la ciencia y de pasada dudar de ella, dudar de todo, dudar de la duda misma, rayar en lo metafísico Observo y concluyo., temerario y temeroso, me enfuerece la prepotencia y la injusticia social.''

Source: Ivan Puig
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