Street Murals by Gummy Gue seen at Carra Park (skate park), Alessandria - Playgroung
Street Murals by Gummy Gue seen at Carra Park (skate park), Alessandria - Playgroung
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Description
This basketball court is part of “Rigenerazione Urbana”, a project for the redevelopment of Carlo Carrà park, in collaboration with the Municipality of Alessandria, Italy.
The idea borns from the possibility of being able to cross the eld’s space, to stay inside the composition and change the perception of shapes through the game’s movement.
It was important to consider the schemes of the designated areas, necessary for the game, but at the same time it was necessary to feel free to interact with shapes and colors.
The choice of colors was motivated by a direct reference to the world of sport, so I chose the color samples used in basketball courts, combining them and adding personal variants.
The trend of curves generates a compositional rhythm, that marks and exalts the movement, to amplifying the action and leaving a visual echo of the matches played on the playground.
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Meet the Creator

Gummy Gue (Marco and Andrea Mangione) is an artistic duo who works mainly in the public space, based in Catania, Italy. They know the graffiti writing environment in the early 2000s, investigating and experimenting on the expressive possibilities who come near to urban contemporary art.

Their research focused on a system of formal codes that follow a certain logic, a language of signs that has his rules and reference channels. A personal grammar that expresses itself in a suspended vision, to suggest possible universes through figuration which borders with abstraction, a research started with iconic characters that have accompanied the artists from the beginning of their path.

The breakdown of the elements is the result of a search to the synthesis that tends to exhibit positive and vibrant vibes to the representation of a flexible space, an open dialogue with the architecture and the environment. Sports facilities and recreational areas are urban spaces where experiment the movement and the crossing of a usable space, to obtain a variable vision that regenerates continuously, as in a virtual simulation lived in real space.
Several of their works, such as Playground and Skatepark, have been recognized by magazines and platforms dedicated to design and architecture such as Domus, Designboom, AD Magazine, Architectural Record and many others.

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