Raftideda: the art of recycling that tells the sea
Tiziano and Davide Illiano bring the works of poor art and recycling to the DoInItaly Local Shop
In their works, made in the laboratory of La Spezia and until now only visible on the markets of crafts, those who love the sea can recognize, breathe, admire it in the moonlight or in the creatures that inhabit it.
In a painted gash on a wood board recovered from the sea, the whales seem to emerge afloat in a dance of blue and light. A group of anchovies faces the surface to say hello.
On a table recycled from warehouses or warehouses, the silhuette of a solitary fisherman stands out in the starry night and illuminated by the milky light of the moon, in the atmosphere of peace and serenity that can give the calm sea at night. A magic that the piece of wood brings with in any environment, even in the dark, thanks to the special paints used by Raftideda.
The marine environment, therefore, and its varied and colorful nature, but also the objects and architectures of the sea: a jetty that extends to the waves, a lighthouse and its joy, an old sailing ship, a turtle portrayed by the obscurity of a backdrop are just some of the thousand inspirations of Raftideda.
Raftideda: The turtle
And then the fish: of every shape and color, reproduced with maniacal precision or stylized in unmistakable shapes.
It is perhaps the magic of recycled material, or the sea story that the two passionate drawers have in common, to make Raftideda’s works live, in some way capable of capturing their gaze in any space they are exposed to.