AS THE DAY, SO THE NIGHT
Curated by Karin Reisovà
14 March – 10 May 2015
Opening on Saturday, 14th March, The artist will be present
The exhibition As the day, so the night (Il giorno come la notte) of the Argentinean artist Ernesto Morales is welcomed in Casa Toesca, seat of Areacreativa42, with the presentation of a series of new works, from 14th March to the 10th of May 2015.
The exhibition curated by Karin Reisovà includes art works in continuity with the previous works of the artist, recently enriched by the exhibitions in the Far East, particularly in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok where Morales were in close contact with the nature of the place, a source of inspiration to explore and delineate the exhibition.
The main theme is the spring and its equinox during which, as the name “Equus Nox” implies, there will be the same number of hours of light and darkness, from which As the day, so the night, a few days after the opening.
The change of season brings us back to the rebirth, the awakening of nature, to love and its myths: the environment is changing, and this sense of positive expectation involves also humanity.
Represented are not only myths and allegories: Ernesto Morales, recalling Mother Nature, associates to Flora – Goddess of Roman antiquity – symbols such as the White Rose, the swan, the phoenix, the egg, the swallows.
Even the theme of the opposites is analysed and explained, in reference to the generation of new life cycles: the masculine and the feminine, day and night, white and black, dark and light.
The landscapes sometimes real and sometimes surreal of his previous works joined this new path, of work and life, and allow us to enter into an intimate and engaging dimension. In the paintings is reflected the great sensitivity of Ernesto Morales, able to empathize with the places and people, allowing the viewer to really understand his work and motivation, aspects that in contemporary art does not always appear of easily cognition.
The exhibition and the gallery, also very intimate and full of history, will allow a call for beauty, attention, passing of time and for humanity on a more spiritual side, that art allows us to perceive.
Following the first opening, the exhibition will be renewed on April 11, with an exhibition of new works by the same theme.
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The Argentinean artist Ernesto Morales was born in 1974 in Montevideo (Uruguay) and currently lives in Turin (Italy). Since 2006 he has been working in Europe and South America.
During his formative period in Buenos Aires he obtained the title of Professor of Fine Arts in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Visual Arts at the Academia de Bellas Artes in 2005. From 1999 to 2006 he taught Painting and Latin American Art History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and was also appointed Head of the Academia de Bellas Artes.
Ernesto Morales has had several institutional and private exhibitions in countries all over the world, including Stati Uniti, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailandia
In 2009 he held the retrospective exhibition Ciudad de Memorias at the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, which was transferred in 2010 to the stables of Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome ( IILA , Istituto Italo -Latino Americano ). In the same year, on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Complesso Monumentale della Commenda di Pre’ in Genoa, he represented Argentina during the celebration of its Bicentennial, and published the book “The Time of Distance “, which documents his work in Italy. In 2011, the Republic of Uruguay dedicated a major exhibition to his work at the Cervantes Institute in Rome.
In a style akin to South American magic realism, his work uses different aspects of the landscape to explore the concepts of unconscious, memory, and migration − physical and mental −, where things acquire the light and texture of imagination. His work is also characterized by a constant attention to the most recent developments of the language of painting.
Since 2000, his work is sponsored by the Embassy of Uruguay and the Embassy of Argentina in Italy, the Culture Department of the City of Buenos Aires, the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Institute of Culture in the city Buenos Aires.