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"The works by Stefano Moras are fascinating. He creates "landscapes" in his works, the lines and color are condensed in blocks on the 2D canvas, and then we are lost in the space."

MRA美術館

Modern and Contemporary art in Kaohsiung

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"Stefano Moras is a painter of space, in space. He takes most of the elements of painting to apply and sustain his process. His works differ by pictorial gestures or techniques that remind some sort of printing process like monotype. Like a child who puts paint on a tree leaf and prints this leaf on a blank page, Stefano uses a tarpaulin on the ground as a surface where he spreads layers of colour and leads actions with his body pressure to create a monumental painted surface. All these impressions become the visual and plastic language that he will deploy in space, reprocessed into installations or three-dimensional compositions, fulfilling his need to be surrounded by colour.

Trust in chance is another important characteristic of his vision: the painter is open to what happens when he paints without control, without predefined intentions. His practice of painting, by mixing it with the residues that he himself produces in his pictorial process and the urban residues found in his immediate environment, which he seizes as autonomous plastic elements, reveals the social and benevolent gaze that the artist has on society. He is interested in the discredited elements, the natural or artificial residues, in a powerful metaphor of a will to repair, include and enhance what is unfairly disregarded."                      

                                                                                     

                                                                                       Stephan Balleux

"The work by Stefano Moras is shaped by a reconnaissance of the world in which pictorial analysis and chance are central.

His art characterized by pictorial analysis and by a sculptural interest involving such residual elements as natural remains and abandoned products.

Much of his work arises from the need to take care of the lowest and most humble elements, of the leftovers (whether natural or man-made) that society would like to quickly forget. Moras are, then, works that are  re-composed, recreated semantically, and that remove those very fragments of the world from the life/death cycle"

                                                                                 

                                                                                       Daniele Capra