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VVLTVS by Stefano Losi, Bronze and Glass Sculpture, 17x12x12
Solo Exhibition
February 22 - March 17, 2017
Opening Reception
Thursday, February 23, 6:00-9:00pm
Meet Stefano @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm
Stefano Losi: was born in 1969 in Lake Como, near Milan, where he was classically educated in literature and fine arts.  After his graduate degree at the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan in 1993, he covered senior management roles in different international institutions, and he is currently senior official of the United Nations in New York, where he is also President of the UNSRC Literary Cultural Circle.  In 2005 he was nominated Knight of the Italian Republicby President Ciampi. “Violent Dances Fade· Choreae Violentae Dissolvvntvr is his multimedia art and poetry project created in Milan in 1991, and further developed in London and New York.  It combines sculptures in bronze, steel, cast glass and LED lights, contemporary music and spoken word, and linen studies of the human figure in oils and oxidized metal minerals, with an epigrammatic Latin poetry. After a long series of events organized since the early 1990s in Europe, including shows and poetry readings in formal and alternative spaces, ranging from galleries, to workers unions and social centers, his art has been honored with several solo exhibitions at the United Nations and in established galleries in New York.  Antonio Maria Costa, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, wrote: “This is a splendid union. In the words of these poems I find the same hope I cherish when I observe the world.” Five books collecting his art and epigrams, providing an overview of the author’s work in the respective creative periods, were published in 1996, 2001, 2010, 2013 and 2017.  Stefano Losi’s work has been featured in different international publications, among which a book on Italian contemporary artists curated by Renato Miracco, and published under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The author continues to create art and poetry in Chelsea, New York.

The study of classical art and literature has always been an integral part of my life.  It still emerges in my work, filtered by a clear contemporary sensitivity. Journalist and writer Marco Mathieu captured its essence as “Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond.· Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all.”

My multimedia art and poetry intends to provide a personal perspective on the existential unquietness inherent in the human condition, the continuous research summarised in “Arid Rain”:

“I am generated by restlessness· The uninterrupted movement of the seas of Methymna

Tormented· By a continuous thirst· Powered by a rain of ash and copper

The insistent caress· Of a most terse sand· Projects· In opaque light· My features of burned soil

The thin hands smoothed by the sun

Amongst the wind· Virginal trembling· I approach my lips to yours· Livid· Wet of salt

Slowly· You bring to you my body· Now stripped of shadow

Finally free

   As a god· After death I sit behind your eyes of ash”

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