Bruce and Snoop - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

"Bruce and Snoop" by Angelo Accardi is a mixed-media painting that skillfully combines historical art homage with contemporary pop culture icons. The background of the painting features a black and white tribute by Accardi to Da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine," blending classical art with modern interpretation. The foreground brings a sharp contrast with a cartoon version of the iconic Snoop Dogg; next to him is Bruce Lee, dressed in his famous yellow outfit. This fusion of the contemporary with the historical adds depth and a playful juxtaposition to the piece. Adding to the surreal nature of the scene is a giant ostrich, a recurring element in Accardi's work, which is whimsically paired with a panda bear riding on its back. This artwork is a vivid example of Accardi's unique style, where elements of classical art, modern celebrity culture, and imaginative, surreal components are seamlessly integrated to create a visually engaging and thought-provoking composition.

About The Artist

Originally from a small town in the south of Italy Angelo Accardi moved to Napoli to study fine arts at the Art Academy of Naples. Shortly after, in the early 90s, he set up his personal studio close to his childhood home to embark on his pursuit of painting and sculpture. In the course of his artistic development, Accardi has been on a constant search for new sensations using mixed media to depict figures against differing social backgrounds.

Accardi’s debut on the art scene was strongly characterized by what in Italian art is referred to as “figura,” a representation of the human body, as well as by pictorial and symbolic art. His focus is on the study of humankind and the space we inhabit. Accardi draws from this focus in every one of his collections as he illustrates surreal visions of everyday life under realistic backdrops of urban landscapes.

The cycle of works called Human Collection depicted on an attenuated atmosphere, suggesting the softness of cotton wool – where the figures are masterfully veiled as if by a sheath of moistness – marks a fundamental passage in his artistic development. Ironic and surrealistic, Accardi’s unique perspective and Avant-Garde style has exhibited at galleries as well as several solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

In the last three decades, Accardis’ artistic path led him to contemplate social representations through collections like MisplacedHuman Collection, and Blend. These collections reveal the contradictions in every day, working with commonplace objects and backdrops making the created scene more relatable. Using humor, symbolism, and tributes to famed artists before him Accardi represents culture, history, and even a prediction of the future.


Bruce and Snoop

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media Painting

150x150 cm | 59x59 in

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