The artist Filippo Minelli has observed and portrayed reality through words, images and actions that stand out against the background. Since 2009 he has developed “Silence/Shapes”, a series depicting landscapes in which colorful smoke bombs explode. The beauty of nature goes hand in hand with a subliminal political message. The idea for “Silence/Shapes” came by observing videos of political demonstrations on mute. The artist from Brescia, Italy who got his start in street art, elevates this symbol of protest and urban guerrilla to an artistic medium. Placid and vulnerable natural scenery is invaded by clouds of colored smoke, which expands in the air until dissolving in the outdoors. A subtle dissent, hidden behind an aesthetic that sublimates violence with the magic of nature.