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Cracking Art (Kicco)

Milan, MI, Italy

Cracking Art is an artistic movement known all around the world for the realisation of urban installations which depict animals realised in recyclable coloured plastic. The surprise of seeing an ordinary subject made extraordinary through its super size, vivid color, and form attracts the attention of passersby, inviting them to reexamine their perspectives on urban life and inspiring them to play with their cities, to mentally and physically rebuild them. The name Cracking Art comes from the verb “to crack”, which expresses the state of being split or broken. This catalytic cracking, as the name suggests, is also the term for the chemical reaction that occurs when converting raw crude oil into plastic. For the artist, it represents the instant when something natural becomes artificial, and is the reason why they endeavor to seize that very moment in their art form. The use of recyclable plastic material illustrates an acceptance of the inevitability that our world is becoming increasingly artificial. The artworks are designed to inspire a conversation about the importance and the environmental impact of recycling while leaving a potent artistic trace in the communities we live in.

Cracking Art's ArtPrize Entries

These are Cracking Art's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    The World Beneath the City

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Cracking Art
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Cracking Art's Past Work

These are images of past work that Cracking Art has done.

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