Pattern Design

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the jews of new york city • series

escamotage • series

paintings – acrylic on canvas

domestic landscape

street tape art

Interior Tape art

pattern design

The patterns presented in this website are original and innovative. The mean shapes are domestic objects in a contemporary key which, thanks to the characteristic of the pattern, take on new design and life. The texture now becomes geometric, now dynamic and hilarious. The research of image and aesthetics are the fundamental characteristics of our […]

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DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE

Domestic Landscape parte da uno spunto preciso: la mostra The New Domestic Landscape tenutasi al MOMA di New York nell’oramai lontano 1972, una grande esposizione il cui intento era diffondere l’architettura e il design d’avanguardia.
Erano gli anni del radical design, che contestava palesemente tanto lo stato del design alla fine degli anni Sessanta, quanto l’intero contesto sociale in cui operavano i progettisti, caratterizzato da un rigido e dogmatico funzionalismo accademico. In contrapposizione a esso veniva proposta una visione liberatoria della vita e del progetto. Alla grande esposizione presero parte, tra gli altri, Sottsass, Zanotta, Archizoom e Superstudio. Quest’ultimo era un gruppo di architettura radicale ideatore degli “Istogrammi” – oggetti costruiti sulla base di un reticolo spaziale a maglia ortogonale, adattabile alle diverse scale, dal design all’urbanistica –, dal cui catalogo furono prodotti oggetti, mobili, environments che disegnavano un modo nuovo di concepire il design e l’ambiente domestico come “Paesaggio artificiale”, da ridefinire di volta in volta con estrema libertà per “l’edificazione di una natura serena e immobile in cui finalmente riconoscersi”.
In Domestic Landscape, le due giovani artiste italiane Federica Cogo e Silvia Forese partono da questo spunto creativo per riflettere su quanto sia rimasto di quel “periodo epico”, documentando, attraverso progetti, installazioni e micro sculture – dislocati negli spazi del Museo Civico Cavoti e di Art and Ars Gallery – la loro personale visione di un Paesaggio Domestico spesso disfunzionale, costruito e abitato da oggetti quotidiani che alludono a un significato che li supera e che, spesso, viene da lontano, pregni di “memoria oggettuale”, in cui sono visibili le trasformazioni delle relazioni umane, delle strutture familiari e sociali. Il Paesaggio Domestico di Cogo e Forese viene analizzato mediante il sistema di opposizioni e significazioni, di segno e materia, colore e progetto, e in un continuo fluttuare di senso offre uno spaccato della situazione tanto intimo e personale quanto collettivo, creando un percorso/racconto dinamico che coinvolge e avvolge lo spettatore, lasciandogli comunque la possibilità di entrare negli spazi mentali che i loro oggetti suggeriscono. Katia Olivieri
 

FLOWERS IN THE WATER

WHY DON’T YOU PAINT FLOWERS?

A show by: Antonella Ferrari Silvia Forese Ellie Geary Joana Roberto Angela Wright

The title of this project is intended as a playful joke about some people’s frustration with understanding and engaging with contemporary art and their hope for a more traditional subject matter.

The artists challenge the question posed by the title, by offering exactly what is asked for – a more traditional subject matter, such as flowers, landscapes and everyday objects. But despite complying with the title’s request and offering a more understandable and familiar image to the audience, the works speak in a contemporary language and explore conceptual themes.

Curated by hARTlane Project Space, London 2015


SPOT THE DIFFERENCES

This series, made in digital, is called ‘Spot the differences’. In every work both subjects are exactly the same. The ironic concept would suppose a research more than a simple game. With this work I’m pushing the viewer to carefully observe what one has in front, instead of just giving a glimpse.


THE JEWS OF NEW YORK CITY • Series

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 2012

Borough Park is the Brooklyn Chassid-Ville. In ten years, the number of Jewish families in Chassidim neighborhoods has jumped from 8 to 38 percent. Out of 53,000 Jewish souls, 95 percent of them are Orthodox. In an area twenty blocks long and six wide, the Chassidim live amongst themselves. In this network of streets, there is a feeling of the past. Orthodox Jews have unique characteristics: dark spots connoted by high hats. Under the kippah ritual, the head is shaved and only two hairs to grow over their ears. These hairs are formed into ringlets. They wear mostly black clothes with the exception of the white shirt worn under the waistcoat. The women also wear a wig on top of their shaved heads. It is prohibited to show their legs and bare arms. The rabbis of the synagogues regularly walk the streets. They have strong religious feelings, great devotion to the Jewish law and a high level of education.Their title takes its name from a Hebrew word: Chassid means “Pious”. In these neighborhoods of Brooklyn, it feels that you are entering private property. It feels like a quiet village entirely populated by the Orthodox. It is a place of culture that looks and smells like early twentieth century Warsaw. In the vast western metropolis, past and present Jewish culture intertwines the lives of millions of non-Jews, creating a fascinating mosaic of daily life and history.
The Orthodox people of New York City manage the Diamond District among many other contributions to a major global city. In the cultural melting pot of New York City. The artist was impressed by the apparent discrepancy between the Chassidim and the rest of the population and the Chassidims contributions to the econmy of New York City. The curiosity about this Jewish society, influential and growing; can be read in her work with fine irony.

This series was started in March 2012, and the work is increasing.

The orthodox portraits are an infinite number, they lead to the continued expansion of the various chassidic groups not only in America – and in Israel – but also settled in Australia, Russia, Morocco, South America, Alaska, South Africa and one hundred other nations.

All works are acrylic on paperboard, 22×20 cm // 9 “x 8″
The installation will include a number greater to 100 units distributed randomly in the word.

Solo Show at Zuni Gallery, Ferrara, curated by Elena Bertelli

more info
http://www.estense.com/?p=262482
http://www.estense.com/?p=261127
http://lanuovaferrara.gelocal.it/cronaca/2012/12/02/news/dall-altra-parte-dell-oceano-con-la-forese-1.6132421

BE SELECTED

"Meli" Set up design - Masking tape installa
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CUT OUT – open serie 2014

Selection as an act, generally implies a separation, a particular consideration, an in-depth study of the established element. Selection is also the final result of a research culminating in an evaluation which often rewards the most deserving candidate.
“Be selected” consists in a series of photographs which document performances involving adhesive tape. By sticking short segments of coloured tape over the scene around the subject I trace the silhouette of the chosen element therefore creating the selection and and turning the subject into an artwork. A sort of anamorphosis allows me to create an illusion as if the tape was fluctuating in the air or as if it was simply a vector image. The final result of the performance is to be printed on phographic paper.

15°edition LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL

Lucania Film Festival is the first International Cinema Festival happening every summer, in Pisticci (MT) Basilicata. It’s a project made to promote cinema knowledge, new young directors and their work. Since 2000 LFF has been growing constantly deserving an important artistic position. From all over the world people come to enjoy movies under the sky in an intimate atmosphere, created by the Festival and the warm local people.

Allelammie Cultural Association, created in 1997 in Pistcci, (Matera Ecoc 2019) has become by now a landmark in the vast panorama of the Italian and international associationism. At the beginning it dealt with fighting the social degradation and the environmental damage by holding small entertaining activities and awareness campaigns about ecological subjects. From then on a gradual but constant growth has started and it made Allelammie one of the most active associations of the south of Italy.
It has developed from organising small events to handling more ambitious projects: it hasn’t taken long to see the results. Culture has become an occasion for planning the future of our world; created enterprises and job opportunities; increased the value of the huge inexpressed potentials of the territory and raised the awareness of the material and inmaterial resources as regards to the productivity, those resources connected to the financial, political and administrative means used today; are the “secret” of an experience which has the taste of success but is still to be.
The formation of resources, professional figures, personalities in the field of the music, the cinema, the new knowledges and the multimedia, represents the main goal that Allelammie wants to pursue in the future. The journey continues, or better still, it has just started. Come in, there’s space for everybody.