The Roman maison continues its F Is For…Fendi project, lighting it up with an ultra-shiny street art performance
Palazzo della Civiltà Nuova, the brand headquarter, amazed with another, all millennial, show on its rooftop. It hosted eight graffiti art talents, either boys and girls, for a night performance where any of them painted a world map with the word “Graffiti”. Each showcased his/her personal style and symbols but all using fluo-spray. The result was a brightly colorful piece of art immersed in the linear architectures and statues of the building.
This work won’t just stand by itself, but it will be perpetuated through the house’s craftsmanship. In a continuous tension between tradition and innovation, Fendi artisans will indeed recreate the Graffiti artworks using discarded materials during Les Journées Particulières.
So let’s discover who the eight F artists are…
All coming from Rome, they spread the capital’s street talent to the (mapped) world.
He takes inspiration from the old school styles of New York, but always with an eye projected into the future as he thinks that graffiti should move forward and become always new.
He paints since he was 12. “I suppose there’s nothing in my life that should make me feel better. I think that every human being has a way of life, written on his DNA, and the most difficult thing – in this tour called life – is to find it, identify in and then fight to pursue it. With passion and devotion. I was lucky enough to find my way of life.”
He moved from Australia to Rome in 1987 with his family, after establishing himself in the Australian street art scene. His first tag PENGO goes back to 1985. In Rome, he quickly met international and local graffiti writers and joined the 80’s Hip Hop street scene. He founded the crews LTA and KIDZ.
She is both a street artist, painter, illustrator and set designer. In 2013 she realized a cycle of works for the Capitoline Museums in Rome, which are visible in Piazza Campidoglio, as well as a panel for the Pinacoteca Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea in Gaeta, Italy. Her work has been exhibited in many major museums worldwide, including the Museo Italiano in Melbourne, Saatchi Gallery in London, Macro Contemporary Art Museum in Rome, Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris, Mutuo Centro de Arte in Barcelona. Her works have been featured in New York Times International, The Wall Street Journal, l’Espresso, Panorama, Vanity. Alice also collaborated with the Italian Cultural Institute of Singapore and Uruguay. In 2016 she was tasked with painting the facade of the Museo Italiano in Melbourne, where she also held a solo exhibition.
He is a painter and songwriter. In 2006 he received his degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, presenting a thesis on Gino De Dominicis.
He is an artist and designer, primarily known for graffiti art. Currently he specializes in calligraphy, typography and lettering. In 2015 he became part of the worldwide group “Calligraffiti Ambassadors”, participating in many international exhibitions.
She began her first steps in the world of graffiti in 2000 as “Nina”, starting with tags and flop in her neighborhood. She developed a classic New York style that has evolved thanks to collaborations with various artists in the industry, such as Orth, Wany, Trixter, Zeds. In 2017 Lady Nina became member of TDS, a historic crew from New York founded by Part One in 1976. She participated in exhibitions at Macro Museum in Rome and the Spoleto Festival of Two Wolds, receiving an award for her work. She also works as a curator in the field of graffiti.
He is a lettering artist whose work derives from the field of graphic design and graffiti. He graduated in Digital Design on European Design Institute (IED) in Rome and began to work as a graphic designer. The core of his work is lettering, a visual art related to writing. One of the biggest inspiration of the artist is music, so many of his artworks are made by words and quotes taken from music scene. Mr. Pepsy considers himself a lettering artist, began from the streets and then evolved to paper and ink, and consider walls just like big canvases joining what can be considered the post-graffiti movement.
To know more about F is For…Fendi read our previous feature: “Fight for Rome”