Federico Solmi


Federico Solmi was born in Bologna, Italy in 1973.

Since 1999 he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Solmi’s work utilizes bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision of our present-day society His exhibitions often feature articulate installations composed of a variety of media including video, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Solmi uses his art as a vehicle to stimulate a visceral conversation with his audience, highlighting the contradictions and fallibility that characterize our time.

Through his work, Solmi examines unconscious human impulses and desires in order to critique Western society's obsession with individual success and display contemporary relationships between nationalism, colonialism, religion, consumerism. By re-configuring historical narratives across eras, he creates social and political commentary works which disrupt the mythologies that define American society.

Scanning his paintings into a game engine, Solmi’s videos confront the audience with his own absurd rewriting of past and present, merging dark humor and sense of the grotesque with new technologies. He creates a carnivalesque virtual reality where our leaders become puppets, animated by computer script and motion capture performance rather than string. Learn More



As an established NFT artist on SuperRare, Solmi makes his debut on MakersPlace with REELS. Inspired by the traditional cinematic techniques used in silent film, REELS depicts characters dressed in an eccentric range of historical costumes, immersed in a cyber atmosphere of the future. REELS is a series of flickering loops, where tech tycoons and founding fathers coexist in a timeless space.


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