Violent Dances Fade / Choreae Violentae Dissolvvntvr is the visual art and poetry project of Stefano Losi
Developed between Milan, London, and New York since the early 1990s, it combines on linen dramatic studies of the human figure and an epigrammatic poetry. The colors are a result of a chromatic research that merges oils, sands, oxidized metal minerals, and pure gold.
The works reflect the fine art and literary education received since early childhood in Lake Como, near Milan. After having received his Master degree at the 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 been honored with several solo exhibitions in established galleries and 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
in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York
“Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond. | Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all. | Strokes and shadows. Black. Intensity, liberty. And love. Thank you Stefano.”
Marco Mathieu, Writer and Journalist La Repubblica, Rome
"This is a “splendid union”. In the words of these poems there is the same hope I cherish when I observe the world."
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, Writer and Musician Los Angeles, California
“Stefano seizes the gold that the moment presents.”
Renato Miracco, Art Critic and Historian Washington DC
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.
The visual arts and poetry, regenerating the classical lyric and then neoteric Greek and Latin schools, intends to provide a personal perspective on the existential unquietness inherent in the human condition, the “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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Copyright © Stefano Losi 1996 2001 2010 2013