mercoledì 17 giugno 2015

Art Reportage for Limitless: 2501

Here's a selection of pictures taken for "Limitless", the new season of  Wunderkammern gallery dedicated to street art.
The last artist to be invited was 2501, here you can find a few pictures from the making of his last wall 
in Pigneto, Rome

Wunderkammern is a gallery based in Torpignattara, Rome, that "exhibits a genre of work inspired by the relation between the personal and the collective space. The gallery and its represented artists explore themes related the marvellous, the paradox, the connection between the inside and the outside, the conventional and the unaccepted, privacy and voyeurism, with a strong influence by 'relational art' and 'public art"

Jacopo Ceccarelli aka 2501 was born in Milan in 1981.

He started painting when he was 14 and he never gave up working on walls of his own city, Milan. First he studied as a film editor at the “Civica Scuola di Cinema” of Milan. Then he attended a master program on visual communication at New Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.

At the age of 20 he moved to São Paulo where he joined some project in favelas teaching to paint to children. Here he got in contact with the South American graffiti school based on Os Gemeos, Herbert Baglione, Higraff, Zezao and many others’ work.That experience totally changed his approach to paint.First with the Tag of Robot Inc and then as 2501 he developed a new style which combines wallpainting, paint on canvas, sculpture, installation, photography, video and documentary.Back to Milan, between 2004 and 2007 he was member of llloolll studio where he has mainly worked on web design, motion graphic, and advertising.In 2007 he moved again to São Paulo where he totally focused on his artistic career.He joined several solo and group exhibitions and his work has been published in many books about street art.In order to widen his field of action, he is currently working on an ongoing project called “Nomadic Experiment," which involves different media, an interest for moving images and narrative potential of photography and video and is aimed at recording a different documentation of the creative process behind his work.The interdisciplinary character of his research truly mirrors his approach to life and knowledge. He currently lives and works between Milan, Usa, South America.

 All pictures ©Giorgio Coen Cagli-Courtesy Wunderkammern

All pictures ©Giorgio Coen Cagli-Courtesy Wunderkammern