Truly Design /   Mauro149, Rems182, Ninja1 and Mach505

Italy 2003

Urban Art, Street Art

Truly Design
Mauro149, Rems182, Ninja1 and Mach505
November 11, 2014
Music, Gestalt, .

Truly Design was born in Torino as a graffiti crew, pulling together Mauro149, Rems182, Ninja1 and Mach505. Sincere friendship and a strong passion for art have been the glue which has constantly held the four artists together for more than a decade. Artistic studies and the will to create a lifelong adventure out of passion soon led TD’s artistic research towards contamination with other art forms.The crewmates’ complementary skills gave birth to a cauldron of eclectic artwork.

The crew soon became a breeding ground for ideas which pushed the traditional boundaries of graffiti art, developing the collaboration to the point of opening of a visual communication studio in hometown Turin.

They involve themselves in street art, illustration, fine art, graphic design, and even teaching. Truly Design creates murals of various images and designs. Among these, they are specialized in anamorphic murals, only recognizable from one very specific vantage point. From that specific perspective the mural seems to float as a two dimensional image in mid-air. From any other perspective, though, the mural appears to be a warped mess.
In 2007, the group founded Truly Design Visual Communication Studio, specializing in urban art, illustration and graphic design for commercial and artistic projects, working for several brands such as Fiat Group, Martini, Samsung, Nike and EMI.
Their work has been published in international editions like Logo Design (Taschen), Logology (Victionary), Tangible (Gestalten), Graffiti Writing (Mondadori), Graffiti All Stars, Fefè, WeAr Magazine, and has been showcased in collective exhibitions (Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland,France) and solo shows (Italy, Austria, Germany) and at the 54° Biennale di Venezia.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Tempi B.U.I.Burning Giraffe Gallery, TorinoGroup
2014Virtue of FoolsIntoxicated Demons Gallery, MunichDuo
2014StreetArt ExhibitionEspace Fondation EDF, ParisGroup
2014ART ON SCIENCEEcole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, LausanneGroup
201415 GUITARS Vs 16 ARTISTSSAMO, TorinoDuo
201355 Biennale di VeneziaPalazzo Caa Bonvicini, VeniceGroup
2013Cans in Frames and live paintingMuseum of Contemporary Art in Bozen Museion, BozenGroup
2012Human Darth FennerPOW Gallery, TorinoGroup
2012Truly DesignHaus der architektur and Artlane Gallery, Klagenfurt (Austria)Solo
2012Beyond the ciy wallsCastello Orsini, Soriano nel Cimino (VT)Group
2012Stroke Urban art fairMunich, GermanyGroup
201154 Biennale di VeneziaItalian Pavillion, TorinoGroup
2011Questo non e un graffitoGalo Art Gallery, TorinoGroup
2011Stroke Urban art fairBerlin, GermanyGroup
2011Public ProvocationsCarhartt Gallery, Weil am Rhein (Germany)Group
2011Street art attackSpazio Sansovino, TorinoGroup
2011Anteprima L Asse del MaleAV Art Gallerie di Fondazione Artevision, TorinoSolo
2010Tempi precariPiemonte Region directive center, curated by Francesco Poli e Elisa Lehnard, TorinoGroup
2010Stroke02: Urban art fairMunich, GermanyGroup
2010IbridiSpazio Azimut, TorinoSolo
2010A great stuffOpenlab Art Gallery, GenovaGroup
2009Power IllusionMirafiori Galerie, TorinoSolo
2009Interior DesignCircolo Culturale Amantes, TorinoSolo
2008IoEspongo XISpazio Azimut , TorinoGroup
2008Little ScratchMr. Ego ArtSpace, BruxellesGroup
2008Infart IIICivic Museum, Bassano del GrappaGroup
2008Sweetshop ExibitionStichting KOP, Graphic Design Festival, Breda (Holland)Group
2008L arte, il Natale e due palleGalleria Cristiani, TorinoGroup
2007Christmas CraftMIAAO (Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi), TorinoGroup
2007ParatiiissimaEx penitentiary “LeNuove”, TorinoGroup
2007Across Re-WritingCircolo Culturale Amantes, TorinoGroup
2007MiscelArtS.Pietro Val Lemina, TorinoGroup
2007Infart2Bassano del Grappa, VicenzaGroup
2007Re-WritingCircolo Culturale Amantes and X-Coast Shop, TorinoGroup
2007International modern and contemporary art fairNot Gallery, MilanoGroup
2006A3Not Gallery, NapoliGroup
2006Wheels on fire (street art exhibition)Torino, ItalyGroup
2006TrulyDesign meets skateboardFor FIAT FreestyleTeam, La Cantina, TorinoGroup
2005Esposizione VIII NaturarteExSoave hospital, LodiGroup
2005Brain StormingGalleria Montrasio, MilanoGroup
2005Skate ArtSkateboarding’s Finest Shop, Torino Solo