The Shadow of Light

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Series Title:
The Shadow of Light
Year:
2014
Technique:
Mixed (ink and watercolor on paper, digital manipulation)
Medium:
Giclée prints on paper (limited edition of 10 for each artwork)
Size:
100×100 cm (each)

These pictures are born as a visual metaphor of the structure of our universe.
Think of each mandala as a visual metaphor of our reality. Human beings usually focus their attention only on one wedge of the mandala, which seems to be a representation determined by Chaos (random signs traced in the space), thus not understanding that what they are looking at is instead a part of a perfectly ordered and harmonious figure which contains their reality.
In the case of these pictures it has been represented a Universe based on 8, but of course there are infinite universes based on infinite numbers.

This is an ongoing project, with new mandalas added from time to time. The mandalas have been created using a mix of digital and analog techniques.
The prints are quite big so that the audience can appreciate the very fine details of the textures.


Ramified Portals

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Series Title:
Ramified Portals
Year:
2015
Technique:
Mixed (photography and digital manipulation)
Medium:
Giclée prints on paper (limited edition of 10 for each artwork)
Size:
50×70 cm (each)


Blooming

Title:
Blooming
Year:
2015
Technique:
Digital print on metal
Size:
400×100 cm (quadriptych)


Scribbles

Series Title:
Scribbles
Year:
2015
Medium:
Ink on paper
Size:
20×30 cm (each)


Of Trees and Stars

Series Title:
Of Trees and Stars
Year:
2015
Technique:
Mixed (photography and digital manipulation)
Medium:
Digital prints on metal
Size:
100×100 cm (each)


Ramified Universe

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Series Title:
Ramified Universe
Year:
2015
Technique:
Mixed (photography and digital manipulation)
Medium:
Giclée prints on paper (limited edition of 10 for each artwork)
Size:
80×80 cm (each)


The Colors of Light

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Series Title:
The Colors of Light
Year:
2014
Technique:
Mixed (ink and watercolor on paper, digital manipulation)
Medium:
Giclée prints on paper (limited edition of 8 for each artwork)
Size:
100×100 cm (each)

These pictures are born as a visual metaphor of the structure of our universe.
Think of each mandala as a visual metaphor of our reality. Human beings usually focus their attention only on one wedge of the mandala, which seems to be a representation determined by Chaos (random signs traced in the space), thus not understanding that what they are looking at is instead a part of a perfectly ordered and harmonious figure which contains their reality.
In the case of these pictures it has been represented a Universe based on 8, but of course there are infinite universes based on infinite numbers.

This is an ongoing project, with new mandalas added from time to time. The mandalas have been created using a mix of digital and analog techniques.
The prints are quite big so that the audience can appreciate the very fine details of the textures.


How Many

Series Title:
How Many
Year:
2014
Technique:
Mixed (ink on paper and digital manipulation)
Medium:
Giclée prints on paper (limited edition of 10 for each artwork)
Size:
100×70 cm (each)

These pictures are playing with several concepts: simmetry, chaos vs order, hidden images, abstract/figurative, perception of the reality.
The abstract blown ink patterns, when simmetrically reflected and slightly superimposed, create figurative images which you can begin to perceive by staring for some time to each picture. The interesting thing is that each picture has a “theme”, a certain type of figurative pattern which is recurring in different dimensions and shapes. The titles are pointing out this theme for each picture, but of course it is possible that completely different themes are being perceived by the audience.

Another interesting effect is that in some cases reflecting the same pattern in opposite directions creates themes that are conceptually connected (eg. “how many cats/how many mouses”, “how many witches/how many wizards”). Again, this has absolutely no scientific basis, I was mainly interested in exploring the perception’s threshold between abstract and figurative.


"Water": a social art project

On October 17, 2014 the audience of the Como Contemporary Contest has participated in the creation of a big watercolor entitled “Water”.
The artwork has then been sold at an auction on eBay, donating 80% of the proceeds to Water For People, a nonprofit organization which is working to bring safe water to the most needy places on the planet

water-artwork

Installation Title:
Water
Year:
2014
Technique:
Mixed (watercolor on paper, brushes, glass cans)
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Size:
installation:200x200x80 cm – watercolor: 100×70 cm

Buy a poster, help the Water!

I’ve decided to create prints and other gadgets to feed the project after the big event has ended. You are welcome to buy them on the shop, 80% of my profits will still be donated to Water For People. Here you can see some samples of the graphics I have created.

The artist’s comment

water-watercolorsMy name’s Kyrian and I am an artist based in Italy. Because I am aware that sometimes contemporary art exhibitions can be boring, I decided to present a big white paper sheet in mine, and let the public co-create the artwork by themselves. I named the artwork “Water” and provided the public with brushes and blue handmade watercolors.

I also wanted to create a little social event around this project, so I decided to dedicate this artwork to those who don’t have enough “Water” on this planet. Water For People is helping me to achieve this by taking 80% of the profits of this atrwork’s sale and using them to bring clean water where it’s needed.

Water is such a basic and overused element for us that we always forget how incredibly wonderful it is… and how little time we would survive without it!
According to Unwater.org 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet and 783 million people do not have access to clean water.

Water is also something that connects all of us (just like air does), not only because roughly 60% of our bodies are composed by it, but also because the water you drink once could have been a cloud coming from a faraway place, then rain or snow or ice, then a bottle on your table. Think about it the next time you drink it.

Water for People


Photodrawings

Series Title:
Photodrawings
Year:
2014
Technique:
Mixed (Photography and digital drawing)
Medium:
Digital prints on paper (limited edition of 10 for each artwork)
Size:
70×50 cm (each)