BIOGRAPHY Lefty Out There ( Franco Campanella ) began his career working primarily within the street art community developing his now globaly recognized style. Expanding from his humble beginnings, Lefty has become an influential force within modern street art culture as well new fine art circles that have risen in the past decade. His lines which once existed in the margins now encompasses large scale installations, numerous national campaigns and the tforefront of virtual creativity. Beyond his native city of Chicago, Lefty’s marks have eached cities all over the US, Europe, and Asia with the ultimate intention of covering everything. Once you discover Lefty’s line work, you realize there are no inherent secrets in his mark making. It doesn’t take more than the mind’s eye to interpret squiggles or to search for what lies beneath the seemingly endless spaces in between. One must simply allow the lines to guide them into new creative mindsets. They entice and inspire while remaining stark and enigmatic. Like a lucid daydream laced with familiarity, the works exist to enter the microcosm in the folds of our brain -- a treasure chest waiting to be opened.
A R T I S T S TAT E M E N T There are no secrets in Lefty’s linework. It doesn’t take more than the mind’s eye to interpret squiggles or to search for what lies beneath the seemingly endless spaces in between. There is only the present consciousness and the planes of existence laid out before those viewing lines in any current space. Though they mostly seem two-dimensional, the shapes burst off of their surface, becoming physical and tangible to the dedicated observer. They entice and inspire while remaining dark and enigmatic. Like a daydream laced with unfamiliar and eerie qualities, the works exist to enter the microcosm in the folds of our brain -a treasure chest waiting to be opened. Lefty’s purpose is to pick the lock.
PRESS MENTIONS “ T HO U G HT F U L , C R E AT I VE , PA SSI O N AT E A N D F U N N Y.
This amalgamation is in everything that Lefty touches; everything is his canvas.” -Red Bull Media
“Easily one of the most prolific artists I’ve ever met” “Looking to put Chicago-born creativity based on emergent technologies on the map and to offer Chicago residents new mind-bending art experiences. “ -VICE Creators Project
WA L L P I E C E S
STRETCH Size: 48â€?x 60â€? Materials: Canvas, Acrylic, Alcohol Based Ink Reminiscent of a digital effect, the mirror of squiggles to neat horizontal lines jolts the view of negative space while maintaining a sense of balance between the two very different patterns. The detail of each squiggle corresponding with a straight, perfect line that is unmistakably soothing on such a large scale.
1097 18” x 24” Materials: .40 S&W Live Ammo, Plexiglass, Acrylic Paint, Resin
SPECULO Size Aprox: 3’ x 6’ Materials: Mirror, Wood
CAELUM ET INFERNUM Size: 36”x 36” Materials: Plexiglass, Epoxy
VIR ET MULIER Size: 23”x 23” Materials: Plexiglass, Acrylic Paint, Resin
FOYE Size: 48”x 48” Materials: Acrylic Paint, Ink, Birch, Poplar, Resin
TOPOGRAPH (Set of 4) Size: 16”x 16”x 4” Materials: MDF, Acrylic With its melting primary colors and vibrating borders, is just that--an otherworldly map. The first of its kind, it features laser-cut signature squiggles that bring a fluid, tangible element to the rigid wood background.
OUT Size: 48”x 48”x 5” Materials: MDF, Acrylic, Spray Paint The protruding 10 layers in OUT are created to evoke from every perspective. From the front, the depth of the gradient both soothes and hypnotizes the senses by gradually fading from the white outermost squiggle, to black smooth-edged backing underneath. Representing a guttural emergence, OUT plays to both the dark and light side.
U LT R A Size: 30â€?x 44â€? Materials: Paper, Acrylic, Spraypaint, Ink, UV Protective Glass, Wood frame Jagged edges and organic line work come together and spread into planes of existence. The contrasting red and blue colors are reminiscent of the 3D goggles we played with as kids. Lines and squiggles, both monochromatic and dichromatic, echo the conscious and the subconscious, while the wide array of patterns display something new to be discovered every time the work is observed.
CASCADE Size: 18”x 18” Medium: Acylic Screenprint Screenprint Edition: 80
INDUSTRIA Size: 30”x 44”x 7” Materials: Spraypaint, Acrylic Paint, MDF, Poplar, Plexiglass, Samsung Monitor, LED, Raspberry Pi, Neon
MOTUS N°2 Size: 27”x 38” Materials: Acrylic Paint, Spraypaint, Ink, Birch, Poplar, Resin
TA N G L E Size: 48â€?x 48â€? Materials: MDF, Acrylic, Spraypaint The life-like qualities of the squiggles are both vibrant and eerie. The nightmarish looking vines call to memory distant places only thought of in the dark. On the surface, it is both an explosion of color as well as a structured collection of shapes. Beneath, it becomes a warped and twisted plant, binding and snaring the viewer with its endless roots, dragging the line of sight off the canvas into the physical world.
CARVE Size: 24â€?x 24â€? Materials: Birchwood This multi-dimensional Lefty piece was the first of its kind. A tangible juxtaposition of rigid wood carved into fluid lines shows off the organic natures of the squiggles. As wood and trees grow from the ground, so do the lines grow from our perception and visual field.
AURUM Size: 36”x 48” Materials: Birchwood, Poplar, Brass C360, Spraypaint, Acrylic Paint, Resin
MONOCHROMES Size: 24”x 36” Materials: Canvas, Poplar, Acrylic Paint, Ink
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COOKIES & CREAM Size: 36”x 48” Materials: (310gsm paper), Epoxy Resin, Canvas, Poplar, Birch, Aluminum, Enamel, Acrylic Paint
MASK Size: 33”x 33” Materials: (Paper), Epoxy Resin, Poplar, Birch, Aluminum, Enamel, Acrylic Paint, Ink
M A R K E TA Size: 36”x 48” Materials: (Paper), Epoxy Resin, Canvas, Poplar, Birch, Aluminum, Enamel, Acrylic Paint, Ink
JOURDAN Size: 48”x 24” Materials: (Pressed Paper), Epoxy Resin, Enamel, Lucite Acrylic, Poplar, Aluminum, Acrylic Paint
E M I LY Size: 35”x 45” Materials: (Paper), Lucite Acrylic, Poplar, Plexiglass, Glass, Birch, Aluminum, Enamel, Acrylic Paint, LED
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