|Artist: Mr. Savethewall||Width: 6,6 cm|
|Support: Mixed||Height: 18,5 cm|
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Finally, the Spray Can Mr. Savethewall collection arrived at Deodato Arte!
Mr. Savethewall brings the project to life by combining the spray cans used in the creation of his canvases with new and unprecedented stickers. From an artistic tool, the spray can becomes a true work of art and an icon of street art itself.
Each canister is a unique piece signed by the artist. Fingerprints, paint drips and other details make each one authentic, a witness to the artistic process. Only the cans used by the artist are customised and reworked: availability is extremely limited!
The Spray Can comes with exclusive packaging and accompanies the artwork with the motto "Can you save the spray can?", which becomes the emblem of Mr. Savethewall's art.
It's like saying "Can you save the wall?" or, why not, "Can you save the planet?". - Mr. Savethewall
Is Art a Banana? depicts Andy Warhol with one of his most famous paintings, Shot Marilyns, in which the image of the diva Marilyn Monroe is shot four times on different coloured backgrounds. Another protagonist of the work is the famous atropomorphic frog starring in the Kiss Me series while holding The Velvet Underground's record, on whose cover - created by Warhol himself - a banana is depicted.
The spray can of Mr. Savethewall, Save the Spray Can, Is Art a banana? measures 18,5x6,6 cm and is signed in original with a holographic stamp certifying its authenticity.
Please note, the image is representative. The subject is the same, but manual details may vary.
The new and exclusive project by street artist Mr. Savethewall combines two iconic and significant tools of street art: the spray can and the sticker.
Many times we do not realise that it is not the tool that makes the artist. Sticker, stencil and spray can are the tools, but the result depends on who uses them. - Mr. Savethewall
The inspiration came from Los Angeles, where the artist Mr. Savethewall is struck by the proliferation of urban art, particularly sticker art.
The sticker is very personal, different from one artist to another, identifying and identifying an artist, even if he is not necessarily famous. - Mr. Savethewall
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Mr. Savethewall - Save the Spray Can - Is Art a banana?
Pierpaolo Perretta, aka Mr. Savethewall, is an Italian artist from Como. Mr. Savethewall was not immediately born as an artist. In fact, he began his career in a very different world from the artistic one, where he also became an important manager. As time goes by, however, he begins to feel the need for a change, to finally put his great creativity and talent to good use.
Moved by his great passion for art and, in particular, for street art, he therefore decided to devote himself full-time to this new activity. In 2013, he gave up a secure and well-paid job to express his vision of the world and society through art.
Mr. Savethewall immediately proves to be a different kind of street artist. In fact, he declares himself against the defacement of walls and, for this reason, decides not to create his murals directly on the walls, but to use easily removable adhesive tape. He also uses recyclable and environmentally friendly materials, such as cardboard. This gave rise to his stage name, which literally means Mr. Save the Wall, fully declaring his desire to protect urban decorum.
In just a short time, Mr. Savethewall proves to be an artist of high calibre and, above all, multifaceted. It is no coincidence, in fact, that he is gaining an increasing foothold in the art scene. In his works, Mr. Savethewall makes use of languages from street art and communication, as well as from the latest trends in contemporary art, recalling in his works famous artists to whom he looks up to: first and foremost, Banksy and Damien Hirst.
In Mr. Savethewall's works, it is clear to perceive an interpretation of today's society in an ironic and critical key. His works indeed present strong, direct and targeted messages. Mr. Savethewall's aim is not only to communicate his personal vision of society to his audience, but also to convey messages that are as clear as they are provocative, prompting the viewer to reflect personally on the world around him and its contradictions. From this comes the use of famous and immediately recognisable images and subjects, to which he also adds texts. In doing so, he not only makes the message even easier to grasp, but also leaves no room for misinterpretation.
The practice of so-called conceptual détournement has been known in the art world since the time of the Dadaists. This term refers to an artist's takeover of an existing image or work, of which he or she distorts the original meaning and gives it a new and often opposite meaning. This practice has been assimilated and internalised by Mr. Savethewall who uses it in his works.
In order to express his light but effective irony towards contemporary society, the artist draws inspiration from personalities from the world of culture, cinema and art history, which are re-proposed in a completely different light that moves away from the original purpose of these subjects and their meaning or function.
In addition, Mr. Savethewall's works do not fail to recall the religious and political spheres. Regardless of the chosen medium, therefore, his works all present strong, direct and targeted messages.
Famous all over the world is Mr. Savethewall's depiction of the well-dressed and elegant contemporary man who, however, has the appearance of a Frog. The artist's aim is to warn of the falsity of the famous fairy tale of the Princess and the Frog: the frog, even if he turns into a prince, is still a frog. The true moral of the tale is therefore that, as the artist himself states, 'a frog, even if well dressed, is and always remains a frog'.
But not only that: as anticipated, the artist does not remain superficial to his interpretations. The frog-man thus also becomes a representation of his acquaintances, real people, who pose by showing off their Rolexes and walking around well-dressed. In reality, beneath the appearance that often deceives, these people show themselves for what they really are: frogs.
This critical reflection gave rise to the famous work entitled Kiss Me, which has now become one of his best known and most iconographic works.
Another of Mr. Savethewall's most recognisable works is his reinterpretation of the famous sculpture by master Canova, Cupid and Psyche.
In this case too, the artist Mr. Savethewall inserts a message into the work that is both ironic and critical. The work depicts, in fact, the two protagonists of Canova's Cupid and Psyche intent, however, on taking a selfie, an emblematic symbol of today's relationship with smartphones.
Mr. Savethewall has created artworks with a very strong and provocative message, at times almost dramatic in how well it reflects today's reality.
The subject of these works is a small girl with blond hair who, bent over an Ipad, prays to it as if it were a divinity. The dramatic part of this work is the purpose of the little girl's prayer: to ask the Ipad to give her back her father, who is too busy with work to dedicate any time to her. Mr. Savethewall wants to awaken the consciences of all those people who do not realise that time spent working leads them to neglect their affections.
Among the most popular subjects of Mr. Savethewall's works are definitely the little birds. These two subjects, one real and the other the symbol of Twitter, try to communicate with each other but without success.
The meaning of these works is the irresolvable incommunicability between the real and virtual worlds, unable to meet in a common point.
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