Critic notes

by Carla Piro, in  “MORENO BONDI. LA LUCE E L’OMBRA DI CARAVAGGIO NEL CONTEMPORANEO”, Mondadori

2011 Olio su lino e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara 180x180
PAROLE DI PIETRA, oil on linen and sculpture in Carrara Statuesque Marble, cm. 180×180
  • The work reflects upon the relationship between painting and sculpture, in this way revisiting the concept of Baroque art -which in the seventeenth century had unified the two arts on monumental altarpieces- in a present manner. …..(MORE)

 

ACCORDI DI LUCE
ACCORDI DI LUCE CON SCULTURA, oil on linen and sculpture in Carrara Statuesque marble and Belgium Black marble, cm. 180×180
  • The BAROQUE, Caravaggio and the museum are evoked in this work. The history of art is made present through the introduction in the composition of dynamics within these elements, minimizing the classic style of the figure and bringing it into the present.….(MORE)

 

2011 Olio su lino e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara e Nero del Belgio 180x180
ORFEO, oil on linen, and sculpture in Carrara Statuesque Marble and Belgium Black Marble, cm. 180×180
  • The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, well-known in literature and art, is here interpreted in a metaphysical way. The images are deprived of their particular features and made essential: the bodies are represented as classical sculptures, while the river Styx is transformed from a sinuous wave of color in a willowy statuesque marble sculpture…(MORE)

 

2011 Olio su lino e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara, 200x300
OBELISCO (Triptych); oil on linen and sculpture in Carrara Statuary marble; cm. 200×300
  • The concept for the work comes from the charming obelisks of Rome, chosen by the Baroque architecture for their elegance of form. The bent figures carry on their shoulders the weight of the past (individual and collective) that are contained in the ornamented stele, and blend with it in an enigmatic symbiosis… (MORE)

 

2011 Olio su lino e sculture in marmo Statuario di Carrara 180x180
NEL CUORE, oil on linen and sculptures in Carrara Statuesque marble, cm. 180×180
  • The heart’s memory and the fragments of memory are protagonists of this work, where an indecipherable face towers above the big linen canvas. The unreal space and the static time are peculiar to the remembrance. Following unknown paths, the past becomes current and is lived with the intensity of the present….(MORE)

 

METAMORFOSI, oil on canvas, cm. 200x250
METAMORFOSI, oil on linen, cm. 200×250
  • The picture’s surface opens with a diaphragm on the bodies in the dark, while the illusion of the canvas flexed toward the outside, stresses the tridimensional perception of the space. At the same time, the attention concentrates on the massive size of the work and on the intertwined figures, only partially framed. The effect is pursued in order to let the spectator presume a larger visual field that goes beyond that contained into the frame…(MORE)

 

2008 Olio su lino e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara  140x150 EXHIBITION: -2012 “MORENO BONDI: La luce e l’ombra di Caravaggio nel Contemporaneo”, Palazzo Venezia Roma
META FISICA (Triptych), oil on linen and sculpture in Carrara Statuesque marble, cm. 140×140
  • In this work, Moreno Bondi’s fundamental codes of metaphysical language are present: the unreal space, suggested by the red background; the body represented in a realistic but incongruent way; the marble sculpture that emerges from the canvas. The work appears essential in the structure, but complex in its contents ascribable to an intellectual reworking of the history of ancient and contemporary art…(MORE)

 

2006 Olio su lino e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara 125x200
IL FILOSOFO, oil on linen and sculpture in Carrara Statuesque marble, cm. 125×200
  • The platonic myth of the “Sphere-Men” is contained in fragments drawn with the pencil on the canvas. The two pages, drawn by the “Symposium”, are visually part of the composition together with few essential elements: the abstract background, the masculine figure, the sculpture in Statuesque marble…(MORE)

 

2011 Istallazione. Olio su lino (220x150) e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara (100x 60 x30)
ICARO (Installation), oil on linen (220×150) and Carrara Statuesque sculpture (100x 60 x30)
  • Icarus’ mythological figure is brought back to a psychological contemporary dimension. His story is used to represent the current human condition and to observe (without any moral prejudice) the individual’s social reality, whose anxiety of rising often exposes him to the risk of falling…(MORE)

 

Olio su lino e sculture in marmo Statuario di Carrara 150x150
L’ESSENZIALE E’ INVISIBILE AGLI OCCHI, oil on linen and sculptures in Carrara Statuary marble, cm.150×150
  • The compositional solution of the work is modern and unusual. The Caravaggio-like space of the figures is reduced to a geometrical structure. The alternation of white and black shapes deceives the eye, that alternatively perceives the dark background outlined by marble polyhedrons or the light one interrupted by a dark shape…. (MORE)

 

2006 Olio su lino e scultura in marmo Statuario di Carrara 207x143
CHIAVE DI VOLTA, oil on linen and sculpture in Carrara Statuary marble, cm.207 x 143
  • In this work the classic style of the masculine figure in contrast with the abstract style of the background is realized by the strong and clean brushworks. As in a theatrical wing, different levels overlap in order to create a tridimensional illusion. The sculpture represents an additional spatial level which takes part in the visual deception of depth…(MORE)

 

2011 Olio su lino e sculture in marmo Statuario di Carrara e Nero del Belgio 200x160
TESTA FRA LE NUVOLE, oil on linen and sculptures in Carrara Statuesque marble and Belgium Black marble, cm. 200×160
  • The work is structured as a baroque altarpiece with the classical central figure surrounded by sculptures and clouds. These are represented in diverse ways: from insubstantial steam to tenous cirruses to the black marble which contraddicts, with the lightness of its shape, the heaviness of the stone…(MORE)