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Foundation Artist Spotlight: 2ALAS
Andrew Antonaccio has become a strong force for urban art in Miami in recent years, the fame that resulted primarily from his collaborations with Filio Galvez, a fellow street artist. The two work together under the banner of 2Alas. Andrew Antonaccio is mainly known for his black and white linear portraits and colored geometric abstractions, both of which are a frequent element of his 2Alas creative output. 2Alas’s main focus is creating work that focuses on the juxtaposition of conventional aesthetics and the digital medium.
A wall of numerous trash cans he sets up with sounds recorded in nature, but also in the city. Visitors can interactively control the installation via a keyboard and create a sound that is deafening. We hear these sounds every day: birds singing, wind, weather, but also the noise of the city that almost overshadows everything.
2 Alas explores the materialistic excesses that have led society on a race to the bottom brazenly dressed up as ‘progress’. This materialistic mentality, which he blames today’s society for, is also reflected in his installation consisting of an overwhelming number of conventional plastic bags, which unfortunately are still far too often used for shopping.