Viaggio in Italia is a new special edition collection, signed by Italian artist Gio Bressana for Inkiostro Bianco. The art collection consolidates their partnership through a limited series of five new wallpaper decors. The artist’s vision for the collaboration was to make the beauty of art available to all, fulfilling the dream of possessing a unique painting, and transforming any surface into a true work of art. The collection depicts a five-stage itinerary, along with some wonders of the Italian peninsula. Bressana guides us with his artistic eye to discover his favourite corners, in a succession of intense moments and photographs, that perpetuate moments, traditions, colours, and scents. In the third wallpaper of the special edition collection, the artist proposes the theme of ‘Beauty,’ shifting the focus from the non-places of the previous collection ‘Reminiscenze’ to the beauty of places and landscapes. These are treated as works of art, represented through his gaze as well as his talented and elegant brushstrokes.
Viaggio in Italia evokes the 18th century Grand Tour undertaken by wealthy European aristocracy as an educational and leisure travel, usually having Italy as its preferred destination. In a world that forces us to incessantly run between projects and places, art offers the opportunity to stop the clock and take a journey in Grand Tour style. An opportunity to live slowly and savour each stage of the journey, observing not only with the eyes but through the senses and the heart, absorbing everything that a place is able to transmit—memories, colours, scents, and traditions. Every scenery and every detail with its own story to tell and a lesson to teach. Slowing down, therefore, seems like the only solution for surviving our hectic lifestyle.
The wallpapers of Viaggio in Italia, allow you to immerse yourself in glimpses of places visited, that are immortalised on Bressana’s canvases, in which ancient landscapes exist side by side with modernity, and whose memory insinuates its magic into everyday life. The new special edition wallpaper collection lives up to the promise made by the artist—to fulfil the dream of adding a fragment of art to places of living, whether they are private, residential, public or commercial places. On the occasion of the new release, Bressana once again pays homage to the brand, with a new canvas in addition to the ‘Sang Réal collection,’ that inaugurated the collaboration with Inkiostro Bianco.
Considering the success of the first edition, the artist is continuing the path of developing a new chapter of production that recalls canvases of noble inspiration and classical forms. The new Métamorphose decoration draws inspiration from Ibis, one of Sang Réal’s best-loved decorations, already re-launched in the previous spin-off, in a glamorous pink key. In this new guise, the decoration retains the original backdrop, while transforming the scene with new creatures. A cheerful troupe of monkeys populates the scene in a playful evolution of the décor, still refined. Inkiostro Bianco’s wallpapers are a medium through which one can dream and be transported to atmospheres and places, even if they are only imagined, realised within spaces as scenarios of beauty and art.