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Coloring in Context with @finnanofenno

For more photos and videos of Carlo’s colorful cars, follow @finnanofenno on Instagram

"I want to let people think about social problems in a colorful and funny way," says Instagrammer Carlo Giardina (@finnanofenno), a student and freelance photographer living in Milan whose Instagram photos examine the issue of urban air pollution. He combines images of old cars with colored backgrounds he creates using a paint app on his smartphone, with his finger as the brush and his screen as the canvas. “Each photo has a meaning,” he says. “I’m really attached to them. For the green Volkswagen I just wanted to match the car and the house and tell something about pollution in a funny and maybe grotesque way using simple things like holes, circles and color.”

The Instagram community has also got involved, sending Carlo their car shots using the #finnycar hashtag. “I’m inspired by the fact that with just one double tap you can meet the world and share your inner world with others.”

Dừng đèn đỏ giông gió thổi thiếu điều xe muốn bay đừng nói ng, nguyên tàu cau rớt cái đụi xuống ngay trc mặt. Cứ tưởng như trong Tây du kí mỗi lần yêu quái xuất hiện là mây đen ùn ùn vần vũ mưa gió bão bùng, thiệt tội cho Tam Tạng ta. Thiện tai thiện tai… Ngộ Không con ở đâuuuuuuuuuuuu?
P/s: Thầy dzô Phúc Long trú mưa chút nha. Haha. (at Phuc Long Coffee & Tea House 122 Le Loi)

Dừng đèn đỏ giông gió thổi thiếu điều xe muốn bay đừng nói ng, nguyên tàu cau rớt cái đụi xuống ngay trc mặt. Cứ tưởng như trong Tây du kí mỗi lần yêu quái xuất hiện là mây đen ùn ùn vần vũ mưa gió bão bùng, thiệt tội cho Tam Tạng ta. Thiện tai thiện tai… Ngộ Không con ở đâuuuuuuuuuuuu?
P/s: Thầy dzô Phúc Long trú mưa chút nha. Haha. (at Phuc Long Coffee & Tea House 122 Le Loi)

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@dalek2013 Brings a Splash of Color to the @_smoca

To see more photos of James’ vivid work, visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art location page and follow @dalek2013.

“There is an impact to art in public spaces that can’t be achieved in studio work,” says the artist James Marshall (@dalek2013), who recently completed several massive, colorful murals for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (@_smoca). “Murals allow me to explore ideas and processes that I couldn’t necessarily do in the studio. It’s very liberating.”

When approached by SMoCA, James sought to complement the building’s architecture: “For me filling the space was about working with the framework of what was already there,” he explains. “I wanted the artwork to accentuate the architectural aspects and the existing art in those spaces.”

For James, working at a large scale also has the benefit of informing his smaller paintings. “I think the openness of it brings a lot to me that I can then take back to the studio and incorporate into that work.”