Luca “Slasky” Palone

Featured Artist

Working from Rome in Italy, Slasky’s work is a fusion of urban influences and contemporary pop art, in which he represents the icons of this century and those that make up significant moments from history. The style is very personal, working from some of the world’s most recognizable images, and so the works have an instant sense of familiarity, but presented with an injection, sometimes explosion of colour and life that imbibes them with richness and modernity. Details are thrust front and centre in Slasky’s canvases, using techniques of contrasting colours, textured backgrounds and screen prints to create the same subject in varying guises, separating them from their traditional backdrops

What stands out for you as one of your favourite career highlights?

I have received many expressions of appreciation for my work from colleagues, gallery owners, and even influential personalities in the world of music and movies… and they now are my friends.

What are you currently working on?
Now I working on Neo-Urban Classic Series I go in search of temporal and cultural space in which everything seems to make sense ..
where it is possible to meld the classic beauty with the anti-aesthetic.
My intention is to highlight the inherent contradictions of the human condition with the elitist connotation and popular culture.
How did you get started as an artist/musician?
I have always considered art a hobby, but then the circumstances and the life has led me to make my hobby a “work”.
Who or what influences your art?
I am fascinated by many forms of art and it is difficult to have a favorite. My tastes range from Caravaggio to Banksy. The work that approached me to art, however, was the Conversion of Saint Paul in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome. I was fascinated when I was just a child.
What is your creative process like?
All creative processes are good because: Art is not to represent new things, but to rapresent with novelty.


Instagram: @slaskyart
Twitter: @slaskyart


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