“Violent Dances Fade” (Libertarian Poetical Fragments) is the visual art and poetry project of Stefano Losi. Developed between Milan, London, and New York since the early 1990s, it combines on large size linen or jute dramatic studies of the human figure and an epigrammatic poetry. The natural earthy colors are a result of a chromatic research that merges acrylic media, sands and oxidized metal minerals as iron, copper, bronze, or titanium, and pure gold.
The works reflect the fine art education received since early childhood at the classical painting practice of his grandfather in Lake Como, near Milan. After having received his graduate degree at the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan in 1993, Stefano Losi worked in senior management roles in different International Institutions, and in 2005 was nominated Knight of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi. His art has already been honored with two solo exhibitions at the United Nations in New York.
Collectors, art critics and the press are welcome to view the works in the Author's Studio in Chelsea, New York, by appointment at Editor@ViolentDancesFade.com
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“Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond. | Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all. | And then the images, evoked, drawn, painted. Strokes and shadows. Black. Intensity, liberty. And love. Thank you Stefano.”
Marco Mathieu, Writer and Journalist La Repubblica, Milan
"This is a “splendid union”. In the words of these poems there is the same hope I cherish when I observe the world. | Stefano has revisited with mastery antique poetic rhythms in a contemporary perspective. Words that describe universal feelings as love, hate, passion, sorrow in a context of hope that brings us together."
Antonio Maria Costa
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
“The most impressive work I have picked up in the past couple years... Such a scholarly writer, I would say even the next Thoreauian. Mr. Stefano Losi, thank you very much.”
Steve Aoki, Heartattack, Goleta - California
The study of classical art and literature has always been an integral part of my life. The Mediterranean culture still emerges as a reference in my visual works, yet with 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… Intensity, liberty. And love.” The poetry, regenerating the classical lyric and then neoteric Greek and Latin schools, intends indeed to foreground different interpretative perspectives as an attempt to frame the terms of contemporary social debate, facing crucial themes as liberty and love, essential constitutive personal element, but formidable tension in a political dimension.
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