MARCO OGGIAN - Union and racism

THE FOURTH STAGE OF THE MOACONCEPT TRIBUTE HOSTS MARCO OGGIAN

The street artist Marco Oggian, guest of the Moaconcept Tribute, creates a work at the Montevarchi station, with a strong and direct message against racism and discrimination. 

"I want to represent the beauty of diversity, of being different".

What inspired you to do your work?
With my work, I simply want to represent the beauty of diversity, of being different.

What role does art play for you in today's society?
I think that art does not have a well-defined role in society; on the contrary, it is society that shapes the concept and definition of art. What is art? Is it the representation of a subject? Is it critical? Is it a discussion? I think this is the beauty of art, it's something we really don't know what it is, but it makes us feel strong emotions.

Regarding the theme you have addressed with your work, what message do you want to convey to those who will observe it from now on?
That racism, besides being shit, is fundamentally useless.

Tell us about an episode from your life related to the topic you addressed.
Well, more than an episode, I can simply say that through my works, I always try to convey a critical, ironic and strong message, to sensitize the viewer.

 

"Art does not have a well-defined role in society; on the contrary, it is society that shapes the concept and definition of art".

MARCO OGGIAN | Biography

Born (1990, Venice) and raised in Italy, but currently living in Spain, he has worked on more than 150 projects around the world.

Often using simple shapes and bright colors to highlight critical, controversial and social issues, his posters and prints have featured in many iconic moments in recent years. From criticism of the Syrian war to the Black Lives Matters riots last June. The strong sarcasm generated two well-marked positions in the viewer. 

After five years of study at the Liceo Artistico Angelo Frattini in Varese and despite his expulsion from university in Switzerland, he began his professional career working as a graphic designer for several brands. Over the years he has contributed to the creation of "True Color Films" in Switzerland, one of the most interesting and innovative artistic and audiovisual direction studios specializing in extreme sports in Europe. Still active.

Since then, he has had the opportunity to broaden my artistic horizons by collaborating with renowned clients such as Nike, Volcom, BMW, Vogue, Samsung, Saatchi & Saatchi and Firefox. Oggian's work has been published in more than 30 books on design, branding, illustration and typography and some projects are exhibited in galleries in cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Seoul, Turin and Tokyo.