“MA DOVE VAI BELLEZZA IN BICICLETTA?” ” WHERE ARE YOU GOING ON YOUR BIKE BEAUTIFUL?”
“Where are you going on your bike beautiful?” is a piece created with the will to bring the attention back to a problem present in the planning of Italian cities – the almost complete lack of cycling paths. This work declares this disgraceful absence by transforming a car into a monster with big open jaws ready to devour a cyclist and his bicycle. The car becomes the symbol of the denial of the right to be mobile without polluting the city. The asphalt in this piece becomes a hunting area in which the bicycle is the prey and the cars are starving beasts.
(2010, 4,5m x 2,5m – spray paint and paper on a car – Bologna “I park-art”)
I lived in Milan in Italy for a while and because I come from a small city surrounded by countryside this big city seemed like a desert of cement to me, the skyline was barely visible!
Every huge metropolis seems like a stain of oil that looks still but is slowly expanding and gulping everything down!
I felt the necessity to show and tell the story of the expanding city that feeds on nature and expels cement waste!
(2010 – spray and brush on wall – Milano – Italy)
I completed this work for the “casa occupata Elicriso” in Via Vigevano in Milan in 2010 during the “Fuori salone” art festival.
The man with a TV instead of a head is one of the “TV Head” characters.
The work “allegria” in Italian means cheerfulness. This word on the screen is an exclamation – it’s a slogan a famous Italian host used to say at the end of his shows!
Whenever I used to hear him say this I wondered what there could be that was “cheerful” in a television, but mainly in a commercial show like his in which the goal was to ease fantasy and generate ignorance.
The paradox of this piece is a man deformed by quiz shows and TV that decides he can’t take this slavery anymore and hangs himself, even though the word “allegria” is impressed in his mind and this becomes the soundtrack for the end of his life just like at the end of those TV shows.
(2010, 4m x 1m – acrylic paint on walls – Milan – Casa Occupata “Elicriso”)