I am a mixed media artist working to heighten public awareness by visually demonstrating cultural issues.
My process begins with the act of observation— assessing the complexity of the culturally rooted traditions and social issues that inform and shape people’s lives.
I study landscape evolution, human preconceptions, use of natural resources, similarities and differences between societies, cultures, and cities. I take this information and translate my findings into multimedia and found-object installation art.
Repurposing these found materials allows me to explain complex social issues to the public from a new angle. I choose my medium according to what best speaks to the audience I wish to reach with a particular work.
My work examines the relationships between objects, their intended use and their potential. For me these relationships are a metaphor for the human condition.
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Carlo Sampietro is an Italian mixed media artist based in New York City.
His working heighten public awareness by visually demonstrating cultural issues.
His first major series www.TheStreetisinTheHouse.com a body of work that transmutes elements of urban life into objets d'art, he dismantles established value structures and elements of social control.
Sampietro’s investigation into facets of the urban condition continues with www.PopDog.com, a gargantuan edifice—a popcorn machine that spews plastic dogs at an alarming rate -a symbolic parallel to canine overpopulation in urban centers. as the catastrophic result of human ignorance and the immutability of desire.
In his Latest video art Bunda Pandeiro, he explores the rules of gender and race in the contemporary world.
Since 2011 his work has appeared in exhibitions at Berlin Short Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Figment (NYC), Galleria Rossana Orlandi (Milan)