Made514 is an Italian artist (and graffiti artist) living in Padua (Padova) in the Veneto region of Italy who has created some fascinating black and white Op Art style murals. Born in 1975, Made514 developed an interest in graffiti in his late teens during the early 90s. Since then “he has pursued his interest towards techniques as sculpture and painting aiming at discovering and experimenting the artistic possibilities which can arise from the combination of these different crafts. The result is the use of graffiti techniques on conventional movable surfaces.”
You can see more of Made514’s excellent wall paintings, sculptures and other art on his website.
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is currently hosting an exhibition titled ‘Real / Virtual’ showcasing Argentinian Kinetic Art from the 1950s through to the 1970s. The exhibition runs from the 14th June 2012 through to the 19th August 2012. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 12.30 to 8.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 am to 8.30pm. Entrance to the exhibition is free.
The exhibition includes works from the Museum’s own collection acquired at the time the movement was in full flow in addition to pieces from private collections and other institutions. The works on display date from the late 1950s through to the early 1970s. The exhibition is curated by Maria Jose Herrera, head of the Research at the museum.
You can find out more about the exhibition here. There is a good article about the exhibition here (in Spanish).