Humans are nothing but animals. Ericailcane
of the main exponents of the Italian street art scene (btw, if you haven't done so yet, check out
received international recognition, and can be found on the streets of various European cities,
as well as in Los Angeles, Palestine and Nicaragua.
In fact, the murals are just part of a much larger picture, since ericailcane's artistic endeavors
also include stop-motion animations, drawings, prints, art books, painting, sculptures and installations.
Through all these media, Ericailcane's poetic world comes alive through a very personal menagerie
of tender, awkward, and existentially challenged anthropomorphic animals.
Since I am having a very hard time deciding what artworks to post here among the many I like,
I'm just going to highlight a few recent projects, hoping that you'll be enticed to look out for more
Ericailcane’s drawings and etchings are finely drafted and lovingly detailed, but while his technique
brings to mind 19th century children's and natural history book illustrations, his inspiration is wholly modern,
immersed in the weaknesses, contradictions and anxieties of contemporary humanity.
Last January Carmichael Gallery hosted Ericailcane's first solo show in Los Angeles, Man is the Bastard.
The exhibition featured etchings and graphic art, but for the occasion he also painted a large mural
on La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood.
After having being shown by his parents a series of drawings he had made as a child in 1985,
displays on each spread Leonardo/Ericailcane's creatures in their early and new incarnations.
featuring new drawing, etchings and prints of warmongering critters.
Rovina (Ruin) is a site-specific installation hosted inside an abandoned historical building
during the 3rd edition of POP UP! festival in Ancona, on show until the 5th of September.
And finally, some 2009 wall paintings from the Italian cities of Grottaglie, Pisa and Foligno.