Italian artist and urban interventionist, Fra Biancoshock, recently visited Tartu, Estonia, where he created several site specific street installations. His “V.I.P – Very Important Poverty” installation is gripping – a homeless person under a blanket on a red carpet with boundary ropes around. A poignant piece, as global wealth divide and inequality is at an alltime high. Baincoshock’s work has the beautiful and also alarming ability to cut right through the observer. His interventions walk the fine line between art and …something else – maybe reality.
For a very long time he didn’t consider himself as an artist, until, one day he decided to understand the purpose and the nature of his work. Soon becomes clear that there is no existing “category” that can fit his urban inclination, typical of the Urban Art, and his expressive process which is very close to the classic activist and performative art; this is the reason why he decides to give birth to EPHEMERALISM. Ephemeralism has the purpose of producing works of art that have to exist briefly in space but limitlessly in time through the photography, the video and the media.
He has realized more that 750 interventions in the streets of Italy, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, England, Hungary, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia and Spain and he is not thinking about stopping. Thank you, Baincoshock. We can’t wait to see what you bring next!