Urban Painting Gallery Presents: Dal East “Fever of the Worn Land” (Milan, Italy)

Dal East

Fever of the worn land by DAL EAST
3 May 2012 / 6-9 Pm
Spazio Isarte, Corso Garibaldi 2 – Milan (Italy)
5 – 23 May 2012 / 6-9 Pm
Urban Painting Gallery, Piazza Manzoni 8 – Carugate (Italy)
URBAN PAINTING GALLERY is pleased to present “fever of the worn land“, recent works by artist DAL EAST, in what will be his first ever solo exhibition.DAL EAST was born in Beijing, China in 1984 and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.
He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts and began doing street art at 2004 under the alias DAL. He is inspired by the way the material world revolves, how the spiritual world unfolds, life’s emotions and the infinite space around us. He uses different mediums, methods, disciplines and spaces to create his works.Fever of the worn Land.

The city, inhabited by ghosts, has disappeared, abandoned buildings are melting down, returning to the earth.
Fever is coming from a worn land, crossed by animals that seem to have forgetfullness of the human being.

This is the work of DAL East, Chinese street artist, born in 1984.
One of the most promising artists of the new international scene. Painter, photographer, sculptor and video maker, the work of DAL is representative of a new season in street art.
He is taking from contemporary art a multidisciplinary approach and a critical vision and combining it with the spirit of urban art that plays with architectural elements and perspectives.

With ink, brush and spray, DAL starts an incredible journey into the possibilities of art, giving shape and substance firstly to feelings, around which bodies are brought to life.
In his works we can find a gesture that seems a deliberately continuous path. The technique of the sketch becomes the matrix through which DAL has developed a new visual alphabet. The choice is clear, to describe the breath of life, the physical energy hidden in the relationships between elements, being it dark omen or intimate glow.

It may seem an attempt to focus on change and DAL’s work contains a reflection on the balance of power through the composition, representing the empty space, leaving emotions uncovered.


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Isaac Cordal in Milan: Follow the Leaders

Street Artist and Fine Artist Isaac Cordal’s new installation in Milan for Venduto 3 meditates upon the theme of the failure of our leaders to do what they are supposed to do: Lead.  If the people in the streets this year from Cairo to Rome to Athens to Paris to LA to New York are indication, leadership is in crisis around the globe.


Isaac Cordal (photo © Isaac Cordal)

Among the paradigms that are shifting, first world cultures are also watching some evaporate. With his droll knack for set design, Cordal continues to place his business man sculptures in the man-made environment to create scenes that tweak perception.  In these new images, the myth of the paternal employer continues to crumble and Cordal’s miniature loyal “organization man” plods forward unthinkingly with shoulders slumped even as he descends into the rubble.


Isaac Cordal (photo © Isaac Cordal)

“Follow the leaders, is a reflection about how our leaders take us to a dead-end. This is a group of businessmen following the economy like automatas.

A mass of men stuck in the rubble of a civilization whose foundations are shaking” Isaac Cordal.

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