Luca Manini collage

Come and create fantastical digital images as well as learn how to produce your own animated GIFs. Leap from the bizarre to the sublime with digital artist Luca Mainini to create surreal and experimental comments on fashion in response to key themes of texture and collage in the BP Spotlight: Source display.

Luca Mainini is a self-taught artist and collagist who lives and works in Italy. His practice juxtaposes a wealth of contemporary images from the iconic to the bizarre, cutting and pasting imagery from fashion magazines to create surreal collages and GIF animations. Mainini describes his Tumblr site as “my laboratory,” a place where he is inspired to experiment freely. His works have been featured in Anna Dello Russo, Vogue Korea, Swide Magazine,  I.D, Vice and many others.

BP Spotlight: Source display has been curated by Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people, 15–25 years, to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.