Blue is a state of mind, deep and elementary; in the artistic research of Urto it proves its necessity in the synthetic and lucid rendering of its intimate, primitive, mechanical poetics.
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By decomposing the color blue, Urto transfers his own emotionality onto canvas and walls, along with a vaguely nostalgic taste for the city where he was born in 1987, Catanzaro.
Straddling the line between writing and figurative art, Urto is instinctive in listening to the existential call of the sea. A sea of fish deformed by three eyes, symptom of a genetic mutation that condemns the violence of human intervention. A sea of stars, primordial materia that composes us, that belongs to us, of which we are distant children. A sea that, in the middle of his artistic evolution, remains the prerogative of the only monochromatic tonalities, losing the symbolic reference.
His background in visual design reveals itself in the artist’s identifiable taste for graphic lines and an aesthetic for the geometry of forms. In the superimposition of three-dimensional color layers, his subjects – this time human – find a new lightness in the play of transparencies and opacity, approaching a cubist imagery dried by the most sincere essential.
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