New York 32

Dario Moschetta

Year:

2017

Media:

Mixed media, acrylic paint, photographic collage on paper on canvas

Size (cm):

60 x 112 x 3

London 2018

Other works

New York 31

Dario Moschetta

Year:

2017

Media:

mixed media, acrylic paint, photographic collage on paper on canvas

Size (cm):

60 x 85 x 3

London 2018

Psycho 1

Dario Moschetta

Year:

2016

Media:

mixed media, acrylic paint, photographic collage on paper on canvas

Size (cm):

60 x 80 x 3

London 2018

Biography

Italian artist Dario Moschetta finds his inspiration from the natural beauty of people and from "the effort to try to understand people's mood by looking at their face or at the movements of their body." His Mixed media works involve various techniques he has developed and experimented instinctively, using collage and acrylic paint on paper and on canvas. There is always a part of "randomness" in his creation process which provides the profound and unique meaning to each of his work. "Before starting a new artwork, the image I want to obtain comes from a heap of images or footage in my head. It’s like I’m directing a movie and I can choose from all those frames at my disposal."

Artist statement

My name is Dario Moschetta and I am an artist from Castelfranco Veneto, a small town near Venice, Italy. My job is to make paintings in acrylic, I’ve been experimenting with various techniques developed by me. One of them involves applying several layers of paper and tearing them in a controlled manner, so as to obtain an irregular surface, like in posters of movies that you can see in the street. Those are the big city skyline in general. I also do portraits and nudes in large sizes. I use canvas roll so I feel free to work - I need a big white surface, and when the work is finished I choose the right size. I like acrylics because it gives me execution speed, and can be corrected at any time. As well as brushes of medium size, I also use spatulas, knives, sandpaper, rags, spray water, and step on the surface. Everything is instinctive, without a precise logic, when something goes well, I do not touch it anymore.