Urban Escape – Art decks from the world of skateboarding and surfing

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Skates and surfboards are tools used by the new generations to escape from the urban platitude. As far as the relatioship aesthetic-functionality is concerned, they have been elegantly and efficiently shaped throughout time. Their origin recalls oceans and waves from Polynesia where surfing, the art of riding waves, was born. Skaters deal with other kinds of waves in oceans of concrete – the urban version of surf, characterised by speed and evolutions in city streets.

Boards started very quickly to bear brands or decorations, but their deep link with the owners and enthusiasts manifests itself through many ways. The natural beauty of the shape stimulates the imagination of the owners, and therefore these boards are customized, becoming actual pieces of art.

OPERE DI:
BASIK | ALBERTO BECHERINI | JEAN BLANCHAERT | PAOLO BRENZINI | STEFANO CERIOLI | JOHNNY COBALTO | NANA’ “OKTOPUS” DALLA PORTA | FEDERICO EPIS | ANNAVIOLA FARESIN | GERALDINA | MICHELE GUIDARINI | ANDRES JENSEN | FRANCESCO “FR3NK” LIORI x FAINA SURFBOARDS | MASSIMILIANO MARZUCCO | REG MOMBASSA | NICOLA MORETTI | DAVIDE PAGLIARDINI x MTM | TULLIO PERICOLI | MARCO PETRUS | PAOLO PROSERPIO | ALESSANDRO RIPANE | STEFANO ROSSELLI | SURFER’S DEN SURFBOARDS | THUNDERBEARD | TIGERSOUL INK | MICHELE “EXEM” VICENTINI

Vintage Powell-Peralta decks from the personal colletion of G. Mariani.
(Artists: Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, Sean Cliver).

Curated by Anna Maria Consadori and Dario Maggiore.

 

Special thanks to VANS and Salad Days Magazine for the great support.