SODA

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Alan De Cecco aka SODA is a graffiti artist who also works in other artistic mediums like painting, graphics and sound.

The artist is known for his exceptional abstract graffiti pieces that stimulate people’s point of view by focusing their attention at the distance. His minimalist artworks are reminiscent of pieces made by the best Kinetic and Op art masters since SODA uses black and white shapes and an exceptional shadowing technique to create an illusion of a third dimension on the surface. Music, architecture and abstraction represent the main inspiration for the artist who likes to play with the complexity of the geometric elements and the letters layout.

Alan De Cecco was born in Palmanova, Italy in 1977. He studied Architecture and Design in Italy and currently works as a designer in London. Since 1993 the artist has been embellishing the walls around the world with a variety of dynamic and seemingly weightless artworks. His pieces are composed of floating geometrical fragments that are either merging and colliding or moving away from each other much like pieces of an object shattered in an
explosion.

The spray paint artworks create an illusion of a third dimension achieved with a careful examination of the way sunlight hits a certain area followed by the careful shadowing of the elements with black paint and low pressure technique.

Throughout his career, SODA participated in numerous live painting sessions and recently his graffiti works were included in a monograph entitled Graffiti Expressions Manifestes. The art book published in October 2016 represents an overview of the graffiti culture and gathers the works of fifteen international artists.