Mr.WANY Ephemeral Beauty together with Mr.DEEP show
17/02/2018 – 24/03/2018
Opening 17 February 2018
Time: 17:30 – 21:00
MR. WANY Andrea Sergio was born in Brindisi in 1978. He started his artistic career within the graffiti writing subculture at the early age of 12. In 1990 he was already popular in his city’s scene for his characters, trend-setting style rules, later on becoming one of the Italian pioneers of European graffiti by the tag Mr.Wany. He attended the Art School Edgardo Simone in Brindisi and then graduated with honors at the International School of Comics in Rome. He early accomplished artistic goals considered unattainable for a writer, such as winning graffiti contests, joining international juries, holding workshops on techniques as well as the history of graffiti writing and street art, digging into his personal experience. In 2000 he moved to Bologna working as Art Director at Dynit, one of the most important cartoons and Japanese comics publishers which influenced his personal adherence to exotic artistic forms. In 2007 he relocated to Milan upon signing a contract with a major gallery. Following this experience, he opened his own studio The Amazing Art, committing full-time to the contemporary art world.
Pierluigi Puppato Alias “Deep".
Born in Turin on 13 February 1980.
At the age of 15 together with his school friends, Pierluigi discovered that graffiti was the way to express himself. There was little known about graffiti in the small town where he grew up outside of Turin. During the summer of '95 an event took place called L'Hip Hop Village where the 4 sides of street culture were represented. This is where his story begins to take form and where graffiti becomes part of his everyday life. His main means of expression, the spray-can leads him to his self-taught style. Constantly studying letters, the construction of letters and transforming the letters into abstract.
His continuous searching allows him to adapt his letters to any surface to the point where he is able to just improvise. Leaving his sketches behind Deep takes his graffiti directly to the wall with his only rule: dynamism. This direction or choice brings on a new artistic journey where he concentrates on the lines which intertwine and writhes within its self. The coloring is another fundamental part of graffiti in order to distinguish shapes, geometries, depth, and light. Deep's first crew D.O.C. (Drop of Color) brought him in contact with local jams, events and associations where they were invited to paint their first commissions. After D.O.C. Deep's next crew KNZ took things to the next level and this is where as a crew they gained recognition in the international graffiti scene. With KNZ, Deep participated in important national and international events, exhibiting in Italy, London, Munich and Berlin. KNZ also opened the first go to place for graffiti artists in Turin with the store Konsequenz Graffiti Shop (today Spot Art and Supplies). The shop closed in 2013 but the journey for Deep continues.
“Ventitré anni di carriera e ancora mi piace far si che chi osserva cosa elaboro abbia la propria e personale visione dell'insieme". - Deep