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by Ruttkowski68 on October 1, 2012
Francesco Igory Deiana is an Italian artist who embraces the unexpected and the contrary. Neither his personal life nor his professional art conform to the norm.
Deiana left home when he was 21 years old. He moved to San Francisco where he began to piece together the foundations of his career.
He started out in classical graffiti. These days, he works within the long-established art world using ballpoint pens, photographs, bleach and photo paper, found objects and sculpted wood forms.
Deiana’s upcoming show, On Thin Ice, is based on the artist’s signature juxtapositions and abstracted understanding of humanity, society and identity. It features geometric, ice-like drawings placed next to figurative images, presenting an unsettled reality where human culture can break away and melt like ice cream. Deiana’s use of simple lines against floating, nebulous forms and all-over pattern provokes a visual dialogue between space and time – two elements that we cannot control. He stands back from conformity to show that nothing is conceptually or emotionally stable.
On Thin Ice is Francesco Igory Deiana’s first solo exhibition in Europe.
by Ruttkowski68 on September 15, 2012
Photos of the exhibition Holding Cell by American artist Mark Jenkins.
The exhibition runs until September 30th, 2012.
by Ruttkowski68 on September 3, 2012
Between September 13 and 30, Mark Jenkins’s work will be exhibited at Ruttkowski;68.
The show, Holding Cell, will run for only three weeks. It is the gallery’s first surprise exhibition of the year, on the occasion of Vienna’s contemporary Black River Festival. Jenkins’s best-known figures will be on display, as well as a new sculpture made exclusively for the exhibition. There will also be photos and collages that showcase the artist’s versatility.
by Ruttkowski68 on August 20, 2012
As one might expect of a boy from Brazil, Raphael Sagarra dreamed of becoming a soccer player. But another interest soon took over – graffiti. Sagarra was 16 years old when he observed some youngsters in his São Paulo neighborhood scaling buildings to leave their mark in paint. He was intrigued not just by their audacity, but also by the rhythm of their graffiti – the repetition of characters and strokes. From that moment on, Sagarra was hooked. He gave himself an alias – Finok – and developed his own style of graffiti: big-eyed, cartoon-like characters spray painted in various shades of green. Color is also key when Finok works with his crew, VLOK. Also involved are Brazilian artists, Os Gêmeos, twins who are famously known for their bright yellow characters.
26-year-old Finok is now a renowned graffiti artist in both South America and the U.S. He exhibits at galleries, produces large-scale murals on commission, and collaborates with big brands such as Ray-Ban and Havaiana, maker of Brazil’s iconic flip flops.
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by Ruttkowski68 on August 13, 2012
The video of the exhibition with Brazilian artist Finok, who presents his artworks in a solo show in Europe for the first time.
The exhibition is still running until September 9th, 2012.
by Ruttkowski68 on July 9, 2012
On Friday, August 3rd, there will be the opening of the exhibition with Brazilian artist Finok. He is a painter from São Paulo and a member of VLOK, a crew of local artists established by Os Gêmeos.
Finok’s works show an intersection between his indicative graffiti style and more abstract concepts, which play with geometric shapes, colors and patterns. Characters with large eyes and green skin became one of his trade marks. He created numerous murals in South and North America, Europe and Asia and showed work at the Museu Brasileiro Da Escultura, The Pavilhão de Bienal Do Ibirapuera and various galleries.