long time no speak, it’s been a weird summer, productive, but in a different way.
i had to learn again, for the 100th time, that working with artists can be a bitch and it’s only getting worst year by year.
instagram and fame makes them much more stupid and less responsive to the real world, they end up thinking that what they do is relevant outside their studios and they basically loose their mind when they walk away from it and realize the world doesnt need any of their speculations. Dealing with their bullshit i keep asking myself : why am i doing it?
let me put it down nicely:
i do it for the money now, i need it to fix this new huge space i bought and turn it into a studio/gallery/house/guesthouse but i also do it because every 10 spoiled assholes i meet in this business, there’s a very nice person who makes my life better. Somehow, magically, this ratio is enough to keep me going and i dream that once i’ll be done fixing the new space i’ll be able to enjoy it with the 1/10 of great people i’m meeting and working with now. It will be the definitive Studio Cromie and it will all make sense when it will be up and running, bear with me my friends and it will all be fun again
So, speaking of this 1 nice person out of 10 nightmares, i’m here to introduce you all to the work of Marco Pariani, drumroll… a normal, nice, safe and functioning human being!
we made this print together, he painted 25 different backgrounds and we screened 12 colors on top of each of them. they’re all very different from each other so keep it in mind while ordering!
Maya Hayuk was here during the hottest days of august to paint on these ceramic tiles!
they’re all unique and available in two sizes
15×26 cm edition of 20 and 56×28 cm edition of 10
After a full year from our first release with genious Paul Kremer we’re ready to drop his second edition !
here it is!
one of the most common reactions to graffiti from the general public is “why don’t you do it on your house?!?”
we’re so happy to release these new Boris Hoppek prints and pieces that we’ve destroyed our new gallery (video above)
you find three new prints here and an edition of 10 original paintings on paper here
hello everybody, please welcome Jan Kalab to the StudioCromie family!
we made these prints back in september and we showed them to the people from the hood down in Grottaglie
hello everybody! we just released an edition of 9 original paintings by Cyop & Kaf. you find them here
Hello Everybody! We’re releasing three new prints by REVOK !
We made one with the same style a few months ago and it sold out in seconds, it just felt stupid to us at studiocromie that we wished we had printed more of them. We did that later, in three new sexy colorways, packed them in a super heavy box and flew them to the states to try and convince king REVOK to sign them. It was a nightmare to carry that box all that way but luckily Jason liked them and here they are! hope you’ll like them too !
I said i was going to release these on the 15th, but tomorrow is my birthday and i’ll be hanging around with my friends so i thought i’d better put them up already. Also, my english is worst then usual here ’cause they’re waiting downstairs and i really have to go !
thank you all ! happy 2018 !
the show opens saturday the 9th of december!
The evil empire of CaneMorto joined StudioCromie in September 2017 for their first solo show at the gallery. We produced a show, a rap album and this video! the album is available here!
We’re very excited to release these 7 bombs by swedish absolute king of disaster Nug. each piece measures 70×100 cm and they’re all different and unique. watch video of the process up here! pieces down here
We started working with Lucy Mclauchlan back in 2006, we’re still good friends and happy to make things togheter
This says a lot to me about how talented she is not only at making paintings, but also at bearing us!
Lucy painted these pieces on birch wood for StudioCromie’s 10 years aniversary.
they’re titled “one tenth”, “two tenth”, “three tenth” and so on… together they form a whole piece, TEN, as ten years
we’re releasing them at the price of 1500 euros each! you find them here
We’re super happy to release 25 hand painted multiples by Jason Revok, he came down here in the hottest days of august to produce these unique screenprints, edition of 25 copies only
music in the video by William Basinsky
We’re happy to announce that we’ll soon be back with CANEMORTO
the infamous italian trio will reach us in grottaglie to shoot a new video, produce paintings and more surprises i cant tell you about
if you have no idea what we’re talking about, check their previous video, this is how you can laugh about yourself while you take yourself seriously
if you feel like supporting the project, get one of their prints or sculptures here!
It was so refreshing to have Paul down at the studio for the past two weeks! We’ve been painting and printing like crazy and the man proved that an artist does not have to be obsessed with himself or his art and can also enjoy other beauties in this privileged lives we have, like meeting other people, exploring their places, having a good time, laughing, at the point that art becomes almost an excuse to make all of the above things happen! fuck yeah!
first solo show by Cyop&Kaf in Grottaglie. we’ll be showing a new series of works and screening their moive “il segreto”
please get in touch for more infos about available works and tickets for the movie
I would have never believed it but we’re still here, it’s been 10 great years in wich i met so many great people i can’t even imagine how i could have been the person i am now without studiocromie. This year i even bought a new massive space that will soon become my new studio and already is the new gallery. Studiocromie is now clearly what i thought it would have become when i built the first printing table back in 2006: a lifetime project. This was and still is my custom made escape from imposed paths and possible lifes that were offered to me, it’s exactly the life i want and it’s thanks to a lot of people that this is still possible. Studiocromie still exist and it’s stronger then ever. thank you beautiful people. I promise i’ll keep working hard, starting today:
StudioCromie is releasing new prints by Zio Ziegler, CaneMorto, Lucy Mclauchlan, Word To Mother and JAZ !
hope you like them!
If you’re around this saturday, 17 december, come by the gallery, we’ll be having a 10 years anniversary group show and it’s going to be good!
Old and new works from Boris Hoppek, Lucy Mclauchlan, Vhils, Conor Harrington, Cyop & Kaf, Swoon, Slinkachu, Aec Interesni Kazki, Nug, Akay, Conor Harrington, El Tono, Dave Kinsey, Jaz and more
please get in touch if you need more informations about the show here: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the video documentation of the painting trip we made with MOMO in sicily ! in the post here you can find more infos and photos of the murals and the gallery show
also, if anybody would like to get one of these new prints, you can order it here
We’re extremely excited to announce that after more then three years from DARMON 2013 (infos and video here), we’re about to team up again with his majesty MOMO for a new painting trip wich, as in 2013, will culminate in a exhibition at Studio Cromie.
we’ll be showcasing a new body of work on canvas, paper, prints and ceramics ! Please get in touch here email@example.com for a pdf about the project and instructions on how to be part of it!
more news soon!
back in october 2015 we packed our printing studio and shipped it to Stockholm, we went there to meet the swedish master of disaster NUG. this is the first of the two screenprints he made while we where there, we had to build a diy printing studio in the artist space to produce two new limited editions and a 10 meters long original painting that is now available in pieces. you can email us and ask us to cut your piece, a video that shows the process can be found here: https://vimeo.com/
order your prints here: www.studiocromie.org !
NEW SICKBOY EDITION ! 15 handpainted massive prints available now! check the video below!
get it here: http://studiocromie.org/products-page/prints/make-it-last-forever/
in the meanwhile, we’ve just uploaded new original works from MONEYLESS / SAM3 / VHILS / SICKBOY / DEM / SWOON / CYOP & KAF / NUG / WORD TO MOTHER / BORIS HOPPEK / LUCY MCLAUCHLAN
In these uncertain times, we’re gathering together the best friends from the past few years and some newcomers for a group show that aims to be a truthful portrait of the moment between what it used to be and what it’s going to be, after this imminent catastrophe
Studio Cromie presents old and new works from : INTERESNI KAZKI / AKAY & BRAD DOWNEY / MONEYLESS / SAM3 / ZIO ZIEGLER / SICKBOY / VHILS / DEM / SWOON / CYOP & KAF / MOMO / NUG / WORD TO MOTHER / BORIS HOPPEK / 108 / LUCY MCLAUCHLAN
the show will open on the 31st of october, we’ll have a preview opening and dinner party on the 30 of october, get in touch if interested
13 prints, all unique, available here http://studiocromie.org/products-page/prints/mother-2015/
hello everybody, we’ve just put out a new Word To Mother edition, video here
just 13 copies, all different from each other, the artist spent long time on each of these with acrylic, sprays, crayons
then we screened a thick white layer on top with his classic MOTHER typo. do not miss this one!
AEC and WAONE from Ukrainian duo Interesni Kazki new prints online now!
find them here
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“Solstizio D’inverno” 108 solo show
La necessità urgente di affermare che uno su tutti in italia ha fatto arte pubblica senza inseguire l’eco delle mode d’oltreoceano, e anzi, l’ha fatta piuttosto ispirandosi a certi altri movimenti diametralmente opposti, nel tempo e nello spazio.
Guido Bisagni, in arte 108, ha fatto cose in una piccola provincia italiana lontana dalle mappe culturali delle capitali. Quando neanche a londra o a parigi, dove con gli stessi medium si perdeva tempo con puppets e altre cazzate, avrebbero potuto spiegare bene di cosa si trattasse, 108 ha abbandonato tutti i giochi figurativi degli altri e ha dipinto forme inedite. Nella sua ricerca orientata alla sintesi perfetta ha addirittura tralasciato il colore, per un momento, mentre inconsapevolmente alzava la qualità dell’arte pubblica italiana ed europea tutta.
è di questo che vorremmo trasmettere una documentazione con “Solstizio d’Inverno”. una mostra organizzata e curata più in veste di fan che di collaboratori.
Presenteremo una nuova serie di lavori su tela, carta e ceramica, l’artista suonerà sotto il nome di LARVA108 e sarà proiettato in anteprima un breve video documentario su 108 girato fra Alessandria e Grottaglie.
Per noi sarà importante farlo proprio da qui, da un’altro piccolo centro lontano dalle attenzioni più superficiali.
a voi interessati, non mancate.
20 / 12 / 2014
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There’s an urgent need to declare that one artist in Italy, over all, made public art without following the echo of overseas fashions, and on the contrary, movements far away in time and space inspired him.
Guido Bisagni a.k.a. “108”, worked in a small Italian province, far from culture capitals. While even in London or Paris everybody was wasting time with puppets and stickers, 108 abandoned all the figurative toys of others and started painting unedited shapes.
In his speculation and research for the perfect synthesis he even left behind color without realizing he was raising the bar of Italian and European public art on many levels.
This is what we’d like to say with “Winter Solstice”, which will be a show run and organized by fans rather than collaborators. We’ll be showcasing a new series of canvas paintings, with pieces on paper, prints and ceramic sculptures. The artist will perform under the name of “LARVA 108” (his noise side project) and, for the first time, we’ll screen a short documentary filmed between Alessandria and Grottaglie, about his work and life.
It is also important to us to make of this city another small center, far from superficial distractions.
Those of you interested, don’t miss it.