I created this series of artworks because I’ve always been told, and honestly can’t deny, that my personal path of expression is a union between fashion and art. I hence decided to stress this concept, almost in a self explanatory way, by selecting one of fashion’s most important editors: Vogue.
I randomly chose the most iconic/latest issues from last year, reworking them through my art’s surrealistic eye and using elements that are familiar to me (food, clouds, coffee etc).
FROM DIGITAL TO BRUSHES
In the past year, despite but also thanks to the rough period, I’ve had many insights for my art. I started creating digital artworks through my daily distorted and surrealistic vision of the world. I honestly never thought they could have so much success on social media and I’m very proud about that. For this reason, following numerous requests to buy my prints, I decided to make them accessible in a more “intimate” form: I made them proper physical artworks in a time where human contact lacks entirely. In this way I thought I could sell a little part of me.
Therefore I officially announce my new series: the digital works you already know revisited as paintings.
PL4STIC is a miniseries composed of 4 animals in danger of extinction due to the pollution of the oceans, made by assembling plastic elements.
In 2020 would you rather go shopping or visit a museum? Or both? Art and fashion are opposites or do they follow parallel paths? To answer these questions Alessandro Malossi created MUS3UM, the reinterpretation of famous paintings through the combination of fashion accessories, technique he used also for the previous series NOAH
The Old Testament says that the Israelite Noah was ordered by God to build an ark where he would have to bring every animal, a male and a female of every species, to save them from an imminent deluge. In fact, God wanted to punish humanity for his earthly sins and chose Noah as a symbol of the last hope for the salvation of man.
“NOAH” is a collection of 15 works that Malossi reinterprets in a provocative and modern key. The legend of Noah was always told above all to the little ones to sensitize them, while in our days things have changed. In the contemporary world, characterized by materialism and the excessive consumption of luxury to establish itself in a high social rank, the artist imagines that if the story were told today, the tangible goods (sneakers, accessories) would probably go more towards safety than those humans (animals). From here, 15 animals come to life in the artist’s mind, made up of accessories from 15 different brands, one per animal.
The works are produced in the form of a photographic print mounted between Plexiglas and Dibond, the size of 110X150 cm and all dated 2019.