I recently got a few images of Alessandro Etnik aka ETNIK‘s last mural painted for the IDoLove Urban Festival in Dolo, Italy which ended a few days ago.
The event, that took place last weekend, counted with the participation of artists like ETNIK, Zed1, Mr.THOMS, Tony Gallo, Peeta, Dado Ferri, Joys and Pao, and was made possible thanks to the support of the City of Dolo and the Cultural and Economic Promotion Council, organised by the Forme Art – cultural association.
Titled “Revenge”, the new work is part of ETNIK’s ongoing project “Prospect Cities” on an interesting mix of architecture, graffiti and illustration, where he juxtaposes structures and perspectives of a deconstructed urban environment, just to reassemble them again in order to express its essence.
‘Revenge’ breaks somehow with Alessandro’s signature style, introducing natural elements into the composition. The mural is about nature’s revenge and how it breaks through the walls imposed by culture/civilisation, or something like that. I am just guessing;)
About the artist
Born in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, he currently lives and works in Florence, Italy. ETNIK became part of the graffiti scene in the early 1990s, since then his production has undergone countless evolutions reaching his current aesthetics characterised by the representation of the urban landscape as abstract agglomerations that evolve into 3D representations and peculiar constructions.
In 2009 ETNIK founded with Duke1 the group Bunker108, which currently cooperates with public administrations to organise numerous kinds of artistic events. In 2013 he exhibited his work at the MUBE in Sao Paulo (Brazil), which was followed by shows in Paris, Düsseldorf, Turin, San Francisco, Nice, Chicago, Monaco.
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.