GIFs and Illustrations by Michele Guidarini



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Michele Guidarini was born in Grosseto (Tuscany – Italy) in 1981.

He studied commercial art before graduating at Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Thanks to his artistic studies, he came to the conclusion that the paintbrush wasn’t made for him. «I looked at my paintings, burdened with this damn oil tempera, the shiny colours, the different shades. Then my eye dropped on my sketchbooks. Dirty, greasy, rough/unpolished, covered in words without a sense. I understood that i had put all myself in these sketches, my whole world. And I closed with classical painting». The technique he uses today is a mixed media of pens, ink, Magic Markers on paper, spray and collage. He’s been expe- rimenting with tattoo on pig skin too. Inspired for his whole life by the works of Bacon and Goya, Michele Guidarini started following Low Brow attracted by the catchy aestetics: «I think as a graphic designer, so the image, the balance, the colours are really important for me. After the first glimpse of wonder, i found out that this artistic flow isn’t trivial at all and there is a lot more under the shiny colours, a whole universe of hidden meanings. It’s a reflection of the artist and the world in which we live in, a reflection of the soul, heart and pain». Rolling Stone Magazine and Tattoo Life introduced him as one of the greatest italian young talents, gathering around him the interest of the medias for this young artist that plays with shapes and icons and shows in his works an irony about love and death, sadness and elation, colours and black and white, drama and comedy.

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Author:Marjolein Caljouw

Illustration, painting and wallpainting.

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6 Comments on “GIFs and Illustrations by Michele Guidarini”

  1. katherinejlegry
    September 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    I love the art work, but maybe not the moving, what are those, gifs? Those aren’t so necessary and even distract. But I do love the work. :)

    • October 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      Hey Katherine, thanks for the reply. Well, you could say that they are not so necessary but I think it adds something to the meaning of the illustrations. Like the first one, you can see that he’s breathing into this enormous pile of stuff. Otherwise he would be just sticking his head somewhere. And the one with the red fear dot that is floating around his head, looks like ‘fear’ is going on and on and on, around in his head. I don’t know the meaning exactly, but I think it’s strong.

      • katherinejlegry
        October 19, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

        Hi, Marjolein, I understand your critique and can agree with what you are saying as I view the work as entirely successful… I just happen to not like GIFS at all… in any form and so that’s subjective… I’d prefer the work without it. In any case I think the artist’s work is wonderful and the GIFS don’t change that opinion.
        Thanks very much for your comment and more happy art viewing/sharing to you! :)

  2. October 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm #



  3. October 3, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    Reblogged this on Oh Dear and commented:
    Creative and probing GIFs and Illustrations by Michele Guidarini. Decent Friday viewing.

  4. December 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on FOX-HYPERSPACE-LIBRARY and commented:
    Michele Guidarini


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