francesco moretti

The themes that Francesco Moretti approaches are drawn from nature: the human body, plants, and animals. He doesn’t seek to reinvent their forms. On the contrary, his aim is to rediscover them, to capture their essence.To do this, he works through filters: the memory first, then the various drawings, sketches and models that he created before the final work starts. Taking distance from the subject is necessary. This maturation time allows him to keep only what is essential, the minimum required to understand the subject. This way, the blunt simplification takes on its full meaning: the subject is gradually relieved by all superfluous elements, alleviated of what isn’t raising the primary meaning of things. Only then is it time to sculpt.The relationship that Francesco Moretti maintains with the material used is atypical. When others work the metal by physical confrontation – compression, hammering – or choose to push it to its limits until it loses all its substance – melts- he chooses to accompany it. This understanding of the material results to a form of evidence of the gesture. Folded, bent as would paper, the metal becomes a light and delicate material. This is when the sculptor’s work can fade, leaving its place to the subject.As soon as the original rectangle is gaining in volume and curves, the subject is born from an abstract metal sheet. And this is what Francesco Moretti is showing us through his sculptures: figures under construction captured at the moment when the subject becomes intelligible and palpable. In this way, the imprisoned void between the metal sheets becomes itself component of the sculpture, just like the lines drawn by the edges of the deformed plate make up an autonomous and dynamic design. But even if the forms can liberate themselves, they however, lose nothing of their meaning. Against the hand-crafted virtuosity and the decorative indulgence, Francesco Moretti is looking without artifice to render the process of the construction of the Form accessible.

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Gruppo n°1 - Acier peint - 230x140x200cm édition de 8
Gruppo n°1 - Acier peint - 230x140x200cm édition de 8
Vegetal n°1 - 2010- Corten - 65x40x90 cm sans le socle - édition de 8
Vegetal n°1 - 2010- Corten - 65x40x90 cm sans le socle - édition de 8
Installation - Château de Monte Cristo - Busto et Bagnante
Installation - Château de Monte Cristo - Busto et Bagnante
Gruppo n°1 petit - 50x25x40 - cm cuivre patiné - édition de 8 + 4EA
Gruppo n°1 petit - 50x25x40 - cm cuivre patiné - édition de 8 + 4EA
Atmosfera di un busto - Hommage a Arturo Martini - Acier - 27x18x45cm - Edition de 8 + 4EA
Atmosfera di un busto - Hommage a Arturo Martini - Acier - 27x18x45cm - Edition de 8 + 4EA
Tête de Renard - Cuivre - edition de 3 - 20,5x 18,5x45,5 cm avec base
Tête de Renard - Cuivre - edition de 3 - 20,5x 18,5x45,5 cm avec base
Tête de coq - 2018 - Cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4EA - 14x18x80 avec base
Tête de coq - 2018 - Cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4EA - 14x18x80 avec base
Hibou - 20,7x15,5x33,3 cm - Corten - Edition de 8 + 4EA
Hibou - 20,7x15,5x33,3 cm - Corten - Edition de 8 + 4EA
TETE DE GIRAFE - 43x23x77 cm avec base - cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4EA
TETE DE GIRAFE - 43x23x77 cm avec base - cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4EA
Figura n°5 Grande - Aluminium peint - Edition 8 + 4EA - 230x60x55 cm
Figura n°5 Grande - Aluminium peint - Edition 8 + 4EA - 230x60x55 cm
Figura n°4 - Acier peint - Edition 8 + 4EA - 68x45x80 cm
Figura n°4 - Acier peint - Edition 8 + 4EA - 68x45x80 cm
Uccello - cuivre patiné - édition de 8 + 4EA - 30x10x51 cm
Uccello - cuivre patiné - édition de 8 + 4EA - 30x10x51 cm
Elephant n°1 - 98x75x26 cm - Grille Métallique - Edition de 8 + 4EA
Elephant n°1 - 98x75x26 cm - Grille Métallique - Edition de 8 + 4EA
Babuino - Cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4EA - 48x9x43 cm
Babuino - Cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4EA - 48x9x43 cm
Lièvre - Cuivre patiné - 8,5 x 16 x 48,8 cm base 15x7x9 cm
Lièvre - Cuivre patiné - 8,5 x 16 x 48,8 cm base 15x7x9 cm
Tête de chien n°3 profil
Tête de chien n°3 profil
Taureau n°1 - Cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4E - 50x17x30 cm
Taureau n°1 - Cuivre patiné - Edition de 8 + 4E - 50x17x30 cm
Vénus n°1 - 80x24x20 cm - Cuivre patiné - Edition 8 + 4EA
Vénus n°1 - 80x24x20 cm - Cuivre patiné - Edition 8 + 4EA
Végétal n°6 - Corten - 230x43x54 cm - édition 8 + 4EA
Végétal n°6 - Corten - 230x43x54 cm - édition 8 + 4EA
Bagnante n°4 - Cuivre patiné - Edition 8 + 4 EA - 74x27x24 cm
Bagnante n°4 - Cuivre patiné - Edition 8 + 4 EA - 74x27x24 cm
Cheval - Cuivre patiné - 26x24x48 cm - Edition 8 + 4EA
Cheval - Cuivre patiné - 26x24x48 cm - Edition 8 + 4EA
Bacino n°1 - Bronze -Edition 8+4 EA - 62x49x23 cm
Bacino n°1 - Bronze -Edition 8+4 EA - 62x49x23 cm
Gazelle - Cuivre patiné - 110x11x20 cm - Edition 8 + 4EA
Gazelle - Cuivre patiné - 110x11x20 cm - Edition 8 + 4EA
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