‘Each pattern and each combination of the diverse forms of gems create a different refraction of light. Math and chaos alternate into my works, living together as they do in the universe.’
Stefano Curto THETArt / One Black and White is now on display at Mona, Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Australia.
Referencing Op Art in the geometry of his mandala designs and interweaving the cosmic with the symbolic, Stefano Curto meticulously embeds thousands of gems into plexiglass canvases, bringing into being something comparable to the glowing stained-glass windows of Italian Gothic churches.
‘Stefano’s THETArt series... are Cosmic, in the far out sense, but microcosmic, in that within their gently repeating patterns they push and pull between the chaos and unpredictable possibility of the movement of light, and the finely tuned geometric orders that Stefano must organise to create them.’
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