Silicone is soft, resistant and tepid to the touch: it’s a pleasant sensation that enhances the visual effect. The canvas subtly acquires a three-dimensional aspect where the lines of silicone create plays of light and shade and just cry out to be touched, almost as if they were a code that has nothing to do with sight! Such a corporeal sensation of the stroke would have drawn everyone to it like a magnet.
Silicone is an extremely strong and resilient material so that even if it is touched a thousand times, just like the human body, it does not get ruined. Likewise every stroke or caress is pleasurable, alluring and almost startling.
Moretto started with black silicone, but then painstakingly set out to find other types of silicone and found them in various colours so that even within a single mark, he now also manage to create shadings.
Knowledge of this pigmentation enables the artist to create a singular art form using copious quantities of coloured silicone in a carefully balanced alchemy, without regard to emblems or artistic currents that represent him.
The soft, smooth as well as slightly rough materials are stimulating to the touch, enthralling the observer, taking us back to our childhood, while the strong, decisive and bright colours succeed in conveying to us his expressive force.
Luca said: “working with oil, acrylic and silicone is exciting. The creative act is like desire, when sensations thunderously explode within me and I become so engrossed that I forget all usual perception of time and space“.
Through the silicone and colours Luca conveys something that is unique: looking at his countless hues is an unparalleled emotional journey, it is the dream that takes shape, makes us appreciate life more and his way of “seeing the world” all of a sudden becomes ours too.