Daniele Urgo aka DONE, I was born in Milan in 1984.
I study Scenography and specialize in New Technologies for Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Milan.
“Polyglot” of Art, I deepen my artistic knowledge in the Academy and through different techniques from illustration to video, I begin to experiment with Digital Art and analyze human nature, surprise and shared emotion, the aspects of an undeniable visual sharing, based on collective memories.
The first critical experiment on contemporary art leads me to analyze Urban Art and the evolution in History of this human need to communicate through any medium and on any surface.
So I developed an idea of innovative Street Art, through a projector, a green laser and a program that could show the trace of the laser as if it were a spray can.
Artivist, I summarize my criticism by defining it ironically in a Dementialist current, that is:
a harsh criticism of Contemporary Art incapable of an analysis, but which submits to the media and new media, becoming an accomplice in a dark period in the History of Art.
In fact, I am deeply disappointed with social culture and I feel betrayed by Digital Art and contemporary artists. Therefore I face the superficiality of the 21st century observer, inviting him to a more in-depth analysis.
An invitation to exploit the new media for a deeper historical, cultural and ethical analysis.
After understanding that the passage of Digital Art from a new method has turned into an old one, I understand that Photoshop, Illustrator, digital cutouts, layers, paths, classic tools are moldy memories of a romantic past of a ‘New Digital Art’, which leads to the future and instead are only boisterously bound to advertising and commerce. This step has transformed the Art of New Technologies, eliminating the poetic in a coldness marketing.
Without abandoning Digital Art, I analyze the messages of reinterpretation and actuality, through different forms that can be more contemporary.
Currently I am experimenting with collage and all its historical forms, with a strong inspiration from the avant-garde of the first half of the 1900s and through a creative method of paper recycling, playing on the combination of shades and colors from urban waste trash, studying subjects and situations.