ABOUT THE ARTIST
Malleus is an artistic collective devoted to rock music and to its historical image inventory, born in Italy at the beginning of the new century. Music and drawing are the main coordinates of a world where the trio takes its first steps, realizing record covers, fanzines and underground magazines' illustrations, images and logos for the web and also concert posters.
Malleus is an omnivore creature. The iconography at the base of their work originates from a vast scenery including figurative arts, in particular Expressionism and Symbolism, Art Nouveau and Surrealism, Pop Art and Psychedelic Art, and also comics, photography, cinema and literature. All these ingredients blend in with the main element of their poetics; that is the female form, the primordial goddess, from whom everything comes.
At the end of 2008 Malleus realized "The Hammer of God", a book displaying the more than 150 silkscreen posters realized by the art collective for the most diverse artists and bands in the first 5 years of activity. The Hammer of God" is commented by artists, collectors and friends including Paul Grushkin and Dennis King (The Art of Rock and the Art of Modern Rock), Firehouse, David Tibet (Current 93), Jermaine Rogers, Alan Forbes, Justine Hampton, Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), Al Cisneros (Om), Brant Bjork, and many more.
Several Malleus' artworks have been displayed in various collective and individual art shows, and have been included in "Art of Modern Rock", the gig poster gospel by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King, in “Art of Modern Rock: Mini #1 A-Z” and “Art of Modern Rock: Mini #2 Poster Girls” by Dennis king, in "Swag posters" by Judith Salavetz and in "A fistful of Rock'n'Roll" by Sal Canzonieri.
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