Saturday, February 18

Francesco Simeti

Francesco Simeti is an Italian-born artist who currently works in Brooklyn and Sicily. He makes high art wallpaper, my favorite being a print that was commissioned by RISD (see below) in which he transposed photos of post liberation Afghanistan into a 18th century Victorian wallpaper. In another pattern, printed on a bench, he disguises photos of explosions in a china print. His collages, usually floral and nature scenes, are wallpapered in exhibits or blown up to high-scale proportions and displayed on, literally, any surface possible. Walls, tents, large cardboard structures that he layers to construct a physical faux-natural setting.






4 comments:

jessica sandoval said...

I am dying over the first and last picture! If I had a room where there was nothing in there, except the wallpaper covering the walls and the ceiling, I would never ever leave.

emily said...

nice

Prince Cherr said...

Wow this guy is fantastic! I would love some of his wallpaper.

Mehetabelle is Holly said...

this is so fabulous