Filippo Cardella is an Italian artist and designer based in Beijing. His artworks are mainly concerned about the complex social behaviors and power dynamics within the rigid grid of the urban landscape. He portrays the endemic population of the city: He document, disrupt and alter their symbols, their behavior, and their languages in order to create new tools to analyze our contemporary habitat. The mega-cities of China and their unabated life are an endless source of inspiration for his artworks. His canvases and murals are filled with saturated colors, abstract shapes and figurative subjects that merge together like images flashing on a screen. Design and art, popular and academic culture, present and past are mixed in a surreal collage of our society. His work is regularly featured on art exhibitions around China and he collaborates with Tabula Rasa Art Gallery. As a designer, he worked for clients like the Singapore Art Museum, Pitti Immagine, Coca-Cola, Mc Donalds, Vanke, Alibaba and with Design studios like Gallagher & Associates, Ralph Applebaum, and Oliviero Toscani Studio.
Filippo Cardella & Anna Fang Aberrant 2018 Printed graphic, acrylic and spray paint on paper 210x140cm
Filippo Cardella Untitled 2018 mural painting