Ongaro & Fuga
Green and Purple Small Pop Skull Mirror By Bradley Theodore
Visit us to discover an unexpected collection of one-of-a-kind Murano glass pieces designed by artist Bradley Theodore and crafted by exceptional Murano glass makers.
Launched during Milan Design Week 2022, BLOW is the meeting point between street art and luxury Italian craftsmanship: a collection of custom made Murano glass mirrors, chandeliers and décor, crossing the divide from design objects into artworks. The unique combination of Theodore’s volcanic creativity and the Murano makers’ expertise gives life to an exuberant result, portrayed by the artist’s visual vocabulary and color palette. The American based artist joined the Murano artisans as author and provocateur, mixing his personal iconography with classic Venetian symbols.
Each piece was created in tandem with Theodore on a trip to Murano, where the artist met and worked with the makers in their studio, followed by a camera that documented every rise and fall of the creative process.
A curated collection which witnesses the idea that clash and culture are no longer at odds: the viewer becomes part of the artwork through Bradley’s kaleidoscopic lens.
Inspired by his childhood memories in Turks and Caicos, Theodore mixed familiar shapes such as corals, seashells and pineapples with classic Venetian symbols such as Rezzonico chandeliers, mouth-blown mirrors and souvenirs de Venise.
Theodore’s journey is told in cinematic fashion in a short film capturing the essence of this creative dialogue. Narrated through a camera lens, Bradley Theodore takes over the streets of Murano, venturing into the hidden ‘calli’ and bringing fresh creative inspiration to the artisans’ studios, who are eager to rise to the challenge.
The exhibition represents the real essence of Artemest Galleria, a place where traditional craftsmanship is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens. Through the gaze of a street artist, the Muranese 'fornace' becomes the meeting point of two clashing yet complementary points of view, leading to unexpected creations of extraordinary impact.
Discover this limited-edition collection of Murano glass pieces crafted by Covi e Puccioni, Fratelli Tosi, Luci Italia, Multiforme, Ongaro & Fuga, Specchi Veneziani and Venice Factory, all displayed on beautiful wallpapers by Larghevedute.
Based between Miami Beach and New York City, Bradley Theodore is a multi-disciplinary artist whose iconoclastic approach to art can be found internationally, from 10-foot murals on the streets of New York, Tokyo, and Milan, to sold out solo exhibitions in London.
With roots in graphic design, Theodore began his artistic career adorning the streets of New York City with vibrant, chromatic murals of skeleton crews depicting contemporary pop culture and fashion “royalty.” The artist has become a staple in the art and fashion scene across the globe.
518 West 19th Street, New York, New York
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A space where contemporary crafts become collectibles. Artemest is thrilled to announce the opening of its first ever gallery, Artemest Galleria at 518 West 19th Street in West Chelsea art gallery district, New York.