Born in 1977 in Sardinia, Moreno Castellano is a multidiscipinary artist based in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. Between the island were he spent his childhood and the island were he choosed to live, he experienced many different cities and cultures, always looking for anything able to conjugate human work and nature in a sustainable equilibrium.
His artwork, as his architecture, is entirely focused on exploring potentialities of several materials, using mixed media to shape at the same time matters and landscapes. In his subjects he explores social changes with sharpness and Irony. The images end in themselves and no objective values can be found except the raw conscience of the reality.
“Nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything
changes." Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier
Touching with eyes is what you feel facing these works. The living matter, the rough surface, consumed, irregular, the use of colors, of raw materials. Nature seized the metal sheet, time acted on it, corroding it, shaping it, making it look older. So many lives it lived, in so many places. It has been used again and again, to end up in building sites between dust and tools. The author’s aim is to bring the sheet back to a new life, giving it a new look, new meanings, new purposes, interacting with its past once again, with the soft sensibility and the smart irony of ready made. Transforming a wreck in an artwork, in the logic o f re-use o f the ordinary, becomes a metaphor of life, of all lives; of the immaterial acting on the matter, forging it, shaping it, until art will give it new life and dignity.