Buff Monster, Can’t Stop the Melt

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Buff Monster, Can’t Stop the Melt

New York-based street artist brings his wildly positive spirit to northern Italy in immersive exhibition...

Turin is famous for many things, two which stick in the mind, though? Juventus, and being shrouded by the Alps. Neither exude colour and joy; history and beauty, sure, but in Juve’s famed black and white, and the Alps’s moody weather patterns, Torino is a city not renowned for oodles of pink.

Buff Monster, Can't Stop the Melt at Galo Art Gallery, Torino

Enter Buff Monster, and pink. Which, as the press release to his latest show, Can’t Stop the Melt expounds: is a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness. We’ve encountered the Pop Culture obsessed, New York-based street artist before; most notably grilling him at Berlin’s Pictoplasma festival in 2014.

Back then he revealed his love of playing with the ‘idea of art and presentation’; invited to Italy by friend and fellow street artist Galo, BM is still fixated with the presentation of his work. ‘I did a lot of pre-planning (including making a 3D model of the space),’ the Californian artist begins, ‘I haven’t done a lot of painting inside a gallery in a while, but I wanted to for this show. I really wanted to create a unique environment for the pieces to live inside of.’

Famed for his liberal use of colour, the site-specific work that accompanies Buff Monster’s new works nods (intentionally or not) to the city’s famous football club — yet, even in muted tones, the positivity that permeates his work is anything but.

Buff Monster’s Can’t Stop the Melt continues at Galo Art Gallery, Torino, until 11 June.

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Buff Monster, Can't Stop the Melt Galo Art Gallery Turin Italy
Galo Art Gallery Turin Italy
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Galo Art Gallery Turin Italy
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