We have seen many blogs, which publish content about contemporary art and design but few could be compared to Acidolatte. Angelo Bramanti is the heart, mind and soul behind this successful blog, which recently announced that it would seize to post as Angelo is taking a break in order to devote himself to his work as an artist and designer.
He started Acidolatte, a term which on Google did not give any result until then, when one of his friends told him he had created a blog. “The first word that came to my mind was: 'Acidolatte', and so I created the blog,” he says. Even though initially the blog aimed at showcasing Angelo’s artwork and some images, which inspired him, this soon changed. “Thanks to Marvin Milanese, with who I started working back in 2007, I decided to maintain Acidolatte and become a regular blogger. This time the blog was updated more frequently, people who visited it increased day by day and the posts became more complete and much more interesting.”
Artists, designers, and talent hunters from all over the world started following the blog and many of them stayed in contact with each other. Angelo is now opening a new chapter. Five months ago he started collaborating with Giuseppe Siracusa, an artist and one of his close friends. In a garage the two artists began creating work and experimenting with materials and found objects.
“We have produced a large number of artworks of various types, we made: a table, two lamps, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and much more is still under construction.”
The latest work presented on Yatzer today, is the result of this collaboration. Working in a small garage with crumbling walls and with water falling in the garage/studio their work unavoidably carry elements of this situation, which makes it “unique” as Angelo explains. “We often search discarded materials, we go to sea ports searching at the shore what the tide washes out. We do not discriminate between the different artistic techniques: painting, sculpture, graphic design or installation,” he says.
The duo include in their work contradictory materials from screws to vinyl, sculls to boots, brushes, scissors, keys, bulbs and cans. They are combined in an interesting manner with a strong recycling theme.
Angelo Bramanti studied Video Design and Graphic at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Rome. Since 2007 he has been working freelance, mainly for musicians, artists and cultural organizations and event organizations. He has also participated in several festivals with his experimental videos. He currently works as the Art Director of a free press ''OpenHouse Magazine'' distributed in the city of Urbino in Italy.