sicilian artist marco mangione, known as gue, has transformed darsena popup’s ravenna skatepark into a dynamic, color composition. darsena popup, a sports complex at the edge of the river, is close to ravenna’s historical center. in an effort to refurbish the urban area, the installation creates a clever synthesis between the artwork and its environment. 

gue skatepark
all images courtesy of marco mangione

 

 

gue’s abstract composition of colors, for the darsena popup skatepark, covers the entire park floor — adding a sensory dimension to the overall experience. the artist’s use of curvilinear lines mimic the moment of the skaters, and also highlight the features on the park’s surface — ‘offering an immediate ability to read volumes.’ this project continues gue’s experimentation with color as seen in the artist’s earlier work, a basketball court for carlo carra park in alessandria, italy.

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