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* Street artist * Social criticism * Urban posters * Rebel art * Virality * Politics and satire * Anonymity * Public demonstrations * Social issues * Italian street art * Art and politics * Art advertising campaigns * Urban context *

* Street artist * Social criticism * Urban posters * Rebel art * Virality * Politics and satire * Anonymity * Public demonstrations * Social issues * Italian street art * Art and politics * Art advertising campaigns * Urban context *

* Street artist * Social criticism * Urban posters * Rebel art * Virality * Politics and satire * Anonymity * Public demonstrations * Social issues * Italian street art * Art and politics * Art advertising campaigns * Urban context *

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Andrea’s artistic journey is a captivating exploration of the ever-shifting landscape of current issues, reflecting the ephemerality of media visibility and the complex interplay of politics, culture, and society.

 

Through his thought-provoking billboards and strategic engagement with mainstream media, Andrea dissects issues that often become obsolete and forgotten in a matter of days. At the core of his artistic practice is a deep-seated dissatisfaction with the monopolisation of media by political agendas and the sidelining of younger voices. This dissatisfaction has driven him to seek an alternative platform, that of the arts, to express his opinions on pressing social and political matters.

 

One of his standout works involves a clever twist on political imagery, playfully reimagined in unexpected contexts. For instance, in one piece, Salvini becomes an unwitting testimonial for a razor brand, complete with an inverted razor blade that humorously resembles a dictator’s moustache. While Andrea initially focused on political themes, he changed direction when the political landscape itself became increasingly parodic and incoherent. Today, his work delves deeper into the digital realm, earning him the title of a cross-media artist: by employing various mediums, with a particular emphasis on the digital ones, to disseminate his artistic message and address broader social issues.

 

Notably, Villa chooses to remain anonymous, a deliberate decision that not only mirrors the screen-mediated society we inhabit but also serves as a form of self-protection. Some of his previous works have incited threats and intimidation from extremist groups, making his anonymity a necessary shield in the pursuit of his art.

* Street artist * Social criticism * Urban posters * Rebel art * Virality * Politics and satire * Anonymity * Public demonstrations * Social issues * Italian street art * Art and politics * Art advertising campaigns * Urban context *

Andrea Villa

Andrea Villa (Turin, 199x) is a Turin-based artist known for Street Art 2.0. His creations have been exhibited worldwide and can be found in private and public collections, including the private collection of Greta Thumberg and the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. In addition, its provocative content has made the rounds of many national and international newspapers and news outlets, including Ansa, La Repubblica, Huffpost France, Forbes, Elle and Vice, to mention a few.

 

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