BEYOND LIGHT | ERNESTO MORALES
The Argentinian artist brings all three of his series together in one itinerary for the first time, series dedicated to Clouds, Urban Landscapes, and Forests. Each of the themes that Morales deals with is articulated like a narration, canvas after canvas, with the aim of inviting the audience to dwell on metamorphosis, on the evolution of reality, on the passing of time. A kind of constant meditation on form that makes him similar to the most contemplative artists: Claude Monet in his investigation of Rouen cathedral or Giorgio Morandi in his infinite variations on the theme of still life.
The clouds that are silhouetted against the dark background show us their elusive yet tangible nature, the dense and impenetrable forests that reveal secret lights at a distance, the cities vibrant with mists that invite us to explore their infinite perspectives are places of the mind and memory that push us towards a beyond, inside and outside of us.
In the reiteration of the image that seduces us in its small deviations of difference, Morales reveals that, beneath the surface of a refined and sophisticated figuration, he is a deeply conceptual painter. A conceptualism that also involves the materials. In fact the artist creates the colours he uses himself, obtaining them from minerals and plants that he collects during his travels; he only uses natural materials, therefore, convinced that if the painting is to speak of nature it must do so using nature itself as a raw material.
Published on 25/05/2021
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