LUCAMALEONTE “Fioritura” (Blooming)

Location of piece: Entrance arch to the Antrodoco Town Hall building

Description:
The ability to read reality and transform it through his own gaze, in an original way, offering different points of view is the key to the visual poetry of LUCAMALEONTE’s artworks. With a passion for botany and the tradition of bestiaries, LUCAMALEONTE captures the soul of the place that has the strongest bonds with the natural world and connects this to an urban, disruptive language like street art. By so doing, the artist’s piece reflects the spirit of the place – a union of the traditions linked to the local area and the modernity of more recent initiatives that have stimulated redevelopment and recovery in the region, which was severely impacted by earthquakes in 2016. This harmony is perfectly reflected in the choice of positioning the work in the archway over the entrance to the Town Hall, a building that represents the voice of the population, which has one foot planted in the past but the other pointed confidently towards the future.

Techniques:
Mixed technique using paint and stencils Masks and paint to create highly elaborate multi-level stencils, featuring the overlapping of numerous layers of colour.

Materials:
Paint, Paper, Brushes

Bio

Born in 1983, in Rome, where he still lives and works today. A graduate of Rome’s Central Institute for Restoration, he created his first works on Roman walls in 2001. The constant drive to perfect the stencil technique has made LUCAMALEONTE an artist with an unmistakable style. He has exhibited in over 50 solo and group exhibitions, from 2004 to today (London, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, the USA, Australia). In collaboration with STEN&LEX, he is the organiser of the International Poster Art festival in Rome. In 2010 and 2011, he was invited, along with the Orticanoodles, to host two workshops at the MART Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto. He was recently hosted by the Italian-Brazilian Embassy for the Mural Italia-Brasil project, for which he created several murals in Salvador in Brazil (2012). In recent years, he has exhibited in several museums around Europe and continues to travel to paint murals around the world.

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