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Contemporary Italian artist Stefano Curto works with Swarovski crystals and minerals to create hand-crafted 'light canvases'. The sensuous artworks conjure a universal sense of spirituality, inspired by Curto's travels, the rich influences of different cultures and his own practice of meditation.

Through the manipulation of light, his art offers a moment of relief from the uncertainty of contemporary society and raises...

‘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

Through the manipulation of light, his art offers a moment of relief from the uncertainty of contemporary society and raises questions about the infinite qualities of the universe and the meaning of existence. Curto meticulously embeds thousands of gems into plexiglass canvases, bringing into being something comparable to the glowing stained-glass windows of Italian Gothic churches. 

Selected Works

‘His works narrate – like stories of an ancient fresco – the human and artistic journey like windows; they open onto the world of his vast and poetic iconographic research. The impenetrable crystals that the artist uses in his works are precious stones that reflect flashes of the infinite; with the gems set in the space of his inner universe.’
Stefano Cecchetto, curator and art critic

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