Curated collections Artists against war: Venice Biennale 2022
We are living in an extraordinary time. What is happening in Ukraine has been affecting a lot of people and has been very close to our organization. Due to this, Artsted.com is inviting its users to be part of our newest project for the 59th Venice Biennale: With "Artists Against War", we aim to create an open dialogue with artists that want to launch a message or create a NFT work dedicated to this historical moment.
We are collaborating with Aryel to create an immersive experience for your works and ideas on the facade of the Russian Pavilion during the first month of the Venice Biennale.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Katherine Lubar has been based in London since 1993, obtaining a Post-Graduate Diploma from The City & Guilds of London Art School in 1999 and exhibiting in group and solo shows around the UK, Europe and the US. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Department of Education and Employment in the UK and The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in the US.Lubar’s work is influenced by both living in England and growing up in The United States. The strong light that is present in her paintings and the man-made structures it falls upon is a direct response to growing up in Dallas, with its almost blinding light, exaggerated by the modern buildings and their corresponding shadows, with their straight lines and flat expansive structures. Other important aspects of her work include the interplay between negative and positive space, a concurrence of flatness and depth, as well as investigations into the relationships between colours.
"Opening", Katherine Lubar, Acrylic on canvas, 2022.
Andrea Abbatangelo, The Feel of Think, 2022
"I am an artist working within the expanded fields of sculpture, land art, performance and installation. My work is a confluence of several disciplines such as sociology, history and geography and my artistic research moves as a language enabling to cross disciplines and platfor- ms, encouraging aware knowledge of fisical and social issues; in this way I produce artwork for the public context. For me performance has a unique contribution to biographic, fisical and social understanding of contemporary concerns. It represents and translates meaning facilita- ting reflection and understanding.
I produce artwork in the con- text of the emotional and po- litical body, working on the formulation of ideas throu- gh a research methodology, always determined by the context of the work using si- te-specific responses".
Federico Polloni (Italy, 1991) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Venice. He holds a MA in Fine Art (Visual and Performing Arts) from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. In 2021 He was selected for ReA! Art Fair in Milan, and he took part at the Venice Time Case curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, an itinerant exhibition around Europe. He has participated in numerous national and international competitions and has exhibited his work in many cities around the world, including New York, London, Bergen, Milan, Gothenburg, Paris and Ljubljana. His artistic practice takes the form of constantly evolving research, rich in painting experimentation and multidisciplinary projects. Recently he is interested in developing his own artistic language in the world of digital art. In 2022 he created his first digital artworks NFT s.
Damiano Fasso was born in 1976 in the province of Vicenza, Italy. In 2011 he graduated in Decoration at the Arts Academy in Venice. He has participated in multiple exhibitions, both locally and internationally work, considered representative of the neo-pop movement, has been curated by influential critics at the national and international level. Delving into the flashy world of mass-produced pop culture, Damiano Fasso focuses on revealing the scandalous contrasting aspects behind seemingly innocent and joyful imagery. […] The artist even uses materials with contradicting connotations in order to pursue this absurd duality, he combines glitter and plastic with gunpowder or even dangerous poisons. An ironic effect is generated through the apparent conflicting visuals and subject matter, reflecting on the loss of innocence and a fragile sense of security that we encounter daily in the real, human world.
(text courtesy of Paola Shiamtani, ReA! Art Fair, 2020).
"My self-taught journey into video and music composition can best be described as these myriad experiences taken from my continual search to find and piece together diverse sounds and images,themes of racial inequality,enviromental and social topics"