RESPIRO_Bronze and Glass
Violent Dances Fade | Choreae Violentae Dissolvvntvr is the multimedia art and poetry project of Stefano Losi
Developed between Milan, London, and New York since 1991, it combines sculptures in bronze, steel and cast glass, contemporary music and spoken word, and linen studies of the human figure in oils and oxidized metal minerals, with an epigrammatic Latin poetry.
The works reflect the fine art and literary education received since early childhood in Lake Como, near Milan. After his Master degree at the Bocconi University of Milan in 1993, Stefano Losi covered 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
The study of classical art and literature has always been an integral part of my life. It still emerges as a reference in my visual works, yet with a clear contemporary sensitivity.
The poetry, regenerating the classical Latin elegy, 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
19 Mar 2017
51 (LI) Latin elegies, with English and Italian translations · 241 pages
22 Feb - 17 Mar 2017
“Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond. | Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all.”
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, 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.”
Steve AOKI, Writer and Musician Los Angeles, California
CALIGINES_Steel, White Onyx and Leds
“A very physical art. Raw material. And most importantly, alive.”
Roberto FARANO, Musician and Composer Turin
“Stefano seizes the gold that the moment presents.”
Renato MIRACCO, Art Critic and Historian Washington DC
All texts, images and music property of the authors
All rights reserved
Copyright © Stefano Losi 1996 2001 2010 2013 2015 2017