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“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” — Paula Scher

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Alessandro Pautasso aka Kaneda is a graphic designer and illustrator whose specialty lies in vector art and mixed media. It was when Alessandro discovered an illustration book about the Beatles by Alan Aldridge that he realized that he wanted to become a designer/illustrator. Attracted by the visual arts, he started working in the field of commercial art and simultaneously focused on the so-called digital art. Portraits are always present in his works; in the last series he has tried to bring up to date and reinterpret the icons of old Hollywood, reproducing the portraits of John Wayne, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and many others… breaking down the faces in abstract geometric shapes with strong bright colors and trying to revive the colors of the past.

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"Labokoff is a project born in 2007 where I explore interactions between photography and painting, real world and imagination, memories and reality.

My images are built around photographs that are picked in my personal collection: landscapes, nature, silhouettes…
These are individual memories but, through the choice of the photos , the way they are processed, and the minimalism of the resulting pictures, they become more universally evocative and can remain anybody a place, a memory, an emotion…

Painting is made of gouache or inks that are then digitally combined with photos, it is employed as textures, splatters or lines and shifts the images in a dreamy register. It brings vibrancy and add the strength of colors and shapes to raw photographs which creates a more subjective and poetic vision.

These are dreamed images trying to recreate a momentary emotion that anyone can feel in front of nature’s beauty, a particular architectural shape, a landscape passing by or the silhouette of a beloved one.”

Fabienne Rivory

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Banana Graffiti by Marta Grossi

"Every banana has a simple and unique canvas, and every banana is different. This is an open experiment based on a very cheap and ordinary support. I customize my banana during the night. I have my banana for breakfast the day after. This is a temporary space and love to prove that inspiration is everywhere.”