Biography

 

Life and Art

 

Luca Moretto was born in Jesolo (Venice) in 1976, his art has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, but he also exposed globally from Milan to Monte Carlo, and from Russia to China. The experiences of the past inspired him to experiment with the use of silicone on canvas up to the point where he was able to shape it in the most unexpected forms, conferring dignity and beauty.

The art work of Moretto brings on an intense flow of energy that turns on a sensory craving. The artist encourages the desire of the viewer to touch and caress his creations and indeed it is really hard to resist the temptation to touch the paintings that look like living suspended radicles.

The best-known work, the one that still arouses considerable emotion on the public and on the critics dates back to 2010 and is made of silicone, but hand-painted with a technique to create a relief effect. The artist from Jesolo revisited the Vespa Venice©, a copy of the Piaggio model from 1967 in Pop with flair and imagination and then exposed it at the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi (Sala Nervi / Turin). In 2012, the Vespa Venice© becomes a permanent guest at the Piaggio Museum, considered by ICON as one of the 5 most beautiful unique versions of the famous Italian scooter.

Always experimenting, the artist created the first Bugatti B35 from a toy car. In 2014 a “White Edition” was created, and from here the theme Color Drops© originated, that Moretto will continue to use in future paintings and sculptures."

The Venetian-inspired murrine, registered as Murrina Pop©, is also a frequent theme that characterizes both Moretto’s works on canvas and his sculptures. One other example of this is a "car", the "Bugatti B35 Murrina Pop© Bronzorame / Blue".

From there on Moretto began to experiment with furniture, reinterpreting design pieces as contemporary icons, as the Marilyn Murrina Pop© - Blue Sorrento, a giant lamp in cardboard from Staygreen Venice designed by the studio robertopamio + partners.

Moretto exhibits in two locations at the Fuorisalone 2015: the Brera Design District, where the Eco Furniture from Staygreen Venice displays art pieces designed with the silicones and the Ventura Lambrate, where he has a solo exhibition "Human Scale" at “Casa Museo Spazio Tadini”.

During his ten-year long career, Moretto not only experimented with silicone, but created logos, slogans, aphorisms ... Impossible not to be overwhelmed by the joy of life that the artist celebrates in his motto: "Even from the deepest sorrow, the brightest may be born."

Exhibitions and Credits

 
  • “Lungomare delle Stelle / Bebe Vio” - Paralympic athlete Gold medal at Rio 2016 – Luca Moretto has given one of his artwork as a testimonial of "Jesolo City" | Jesolo / Venice.
  • “Italian Embassy / Principality of Monaco” - Exhibition of the three finalists at the "6th Galà de l'Art" | Monte Carlo / Monaco.
  • “6th Galà de l’Art” / Montecarlo - 3rd placed artist at Contemporary Art Competition sponsored by the Italian Embassy in the Principality of Monaco – Fairmont Hotel | Monte Carlo / Monaco.
  • “Art(e)nergy”by exfabbricadellebambole - Group Exhibition - Spazio Cubet | Milan.
  • TuttoFood Milano / “International Fair Food & Beverage” / 32 Via Dei Birrai - Artwork/Logo 10th Anniversary | Fiera Milano / Rho.
  • “Galerie Birch Monaco” - Art Gallery, 17 Rue Basse | Monte Carlo / Monaco.
  • “RM Autosport” - 5 Avenue Prince Pierre | Monte Carlo / Monaco.
  • Piaggio Museum | Giovanni Alberto Agnelli - Vespa Venice© in permanent exhibition, 6th year | Pontedera / Pisa (Italy).
  • Woland Art Club / “Christmans Colors” - Collective exhibition, Spazio Summer Art | Portopiccolo Sistiana / Trieste (Italy).
  • “Milan (Italy) Autoclassica” / Salone dell’Auto Classica e Sportiva – “RM Autosport - Principality of Monaco” - The little Buggati of Luca Moretto | Fiera Milan (Italy) / Rho
  • “Vespa and Cinema” 70 years of Vespa Star" - Italian Consolate, Italian Istitute of Culture in San Pietroburgo and "Centro Studi Cinematografici Lenfilm", in collaboration with Piaggio Foundation & "Centro Multimediale del Cinema" presentano: “Vespa Venice, Vespa Nespolo, Vespa Dolce Vita Alcantara” | Lenfilm / Saint Petersburg.
  • Terra Madre “Salone del Gusto” / 32 Via Dei Birrai - Artwork/Logo 10° Anniversary | Turin (Italy).
  • Woland Art Club - “Personal Retrospective 2006/2016”. Spazio Summer Art | Portopiccolo Sistiana / Trieste (Italy).
  • AstaG# - Basezero auction house | Saronno / Varese (Italy).
  • 32 Via Dei Birrai - 10° Anniversary, Palazzo Flangini | Canal Grande / Venice (Italy).
  • Filippo Gabriele Luxury Shoes - “Quadrilatero della Moda e del lusso” | Borgo Spesso / Milan (Italy).
  • Milan (Italy) Design Week – Fuorisalone 2016 - “La Gourmanderie” - Solo exhibition | Milan (Italy).
  • Falkensteiner Jesolo (Italy) | HOTEL & SPA ***** - Solo exhibition | Jesolo (Italy) / Venice.
  • AAF & Basezero - Collective exhibition, SuperstudioPiù | via Tortona / Milan (Italy).
  • AstaNIGHT - Basezero auction house. Collective exhibition | AREA 35 Art Factory / Milan (Italy).
  • AstaDIEM - Basezero auction house | Saronno / Varese (Italy).
  • AstaPERITIVO - Basezero auction house | Saronno / Varese (Italy).
  • Piaggio Museum | Giovanni Alberto Agnelli - Vespa Venice© in permanent exhibition, 5th year | Pontedera / Pisa (Italy).
  • Falkensteiner Jesolo (Italy) - HOTEL & SPA ***** - Solo exhibition | Jesolo (Italy) / Venice.
  • AstARSENA - Basezero auction house. Collective exhibition, "Chiatta grande in Darsena" | Navigli / Milan (Italy).
  • GemlucArt - 7° International Prize of Contemporary Art - Auditorium Ranieri III | Costa Azzurra / Montecarlo.
  • AstEXPO 09 - Basezero auction house. Collective exhibition | "East And Studios" / Milan (Italy).
  • AstEXPO 07 - Basezero auction house. Collective exhibition | "East And Studios" / Milan (Italy).
  • Centro d'Arte Malagnini - Art Gallery | Saronno / Varese (Italy).
  • TecnoNart – Collective exhibition. Casa de Gentili | Sanzeno / Trento (Italy).
  • Milan (Italy) Design Week – Fuorisalone 2015 - Staygreen Venice, Roberto Pamio+Partners & Mungo Italia" presents: Luca Moretto and Eco-Furniture “Le Anime di Carta" | Brera Design District / Milan (Italy).
  • Milan (Italy) Design Week – Fuorisalone 2015 - Saratoga Sforza Spa presenta: "Human scale" – Solo exhibition, Casa Museo Spazio Tadini | Ventura Lambrate / Milan (Italy).
  • Asta Flash / Affordable Art Fair Mlano – Basezero auction house | via Tortona / Milan (Italy).
  • MADE expo Milan (Italy) - Mungo Italia & Staygreen Venice presents: Luca Moretto | Rho / Milan (Italy).
  • Klimainfisso 2015 - Ente Fiera Bolzano, Consorzio Legnolegno and Mungo Italia presents: “Luca Moretto and the silicone art” | Bolzen (Italy).
  • Piaggio Museum | Giovanni Alberto Agnelli - Vespa Venice© in permanent exhibition, 4th year | Pontedera / Pisa (Italy).
  • Basezero auction house - Art Audition. Casa Museo Spazio Tadini | Ventura Lambrate / Milan (Italy).
  • MPG - "Mostra Per Gioco" – Collective exhibition. Casa Museo Spazio Tadini | Ventura Lambrate / Milan (Italy).
  • Piaggio Museum | Giovanni Alberto Agnelli - Vespa Venice© in permanent exhibition, 3rd year | Pontedera / Pisa (Italy).
  • C.R.A.S.H. - Collective Art Exhibition | Officer's Circle / Turin (Italy).
  • Vespa World Days 2014 - Opera Vespa Venice© | Vespa Temporary Museum at "Museo Diocesano Francesco Gonzaga" / Mantova (Italy).
  • Piaggio Museum | Giovanni Alberto Agnelli - Vespa Venice© in permanent exhibition, 2nd year | Pontedera / Pisa (Italy).
  • AAF Milan (Italy) - International Art Fair, "SINTESI installation" - SuperstudioPiù | via Tortona / Milan (Italy).
  • Save The Children – “The aution modern art” | Campogrande Concept / Bologna (Italy).
  • MICAM - International Art Fair, "Vespa Venice©" testimonial for L.A. GEAR | Rho / Milan (Italy).
  • ARTMONACO'12 - International Contempary Art Fair - Forum Grimaldi | Costa Azzurra / Montecarlo.
  • Piaggio Museum | Giovanni Alberto Agnelli - Vespa Venice© in permanent exhibition, 1st year | Pontedera / Pisa (Italy).
  • GemlucArt - 4th International Prize of Contemporary Art - Auditorium Ranieri III | Costa Azzurra / Montecarlo.
  • 54th Venice Biennale / Italy Pavillion – Artwork exhibited: Vespa Venice© | Sala Nervi / Torino.
  • ARTGallery Milan (Italy) - Selected “Artist of the month – February” | via Orseolo / Milan (Italy).
  • LAGALERY Fine Arts - Art Gallery | Nice (France).
  • Milan (Italy) Design Week – Fuorisalone 2011 - “RADICI AVVENTIZIE” - Event “Trees of Life”, Tortona Design Week | via Tortona / Milan (Italy).
  • What's Art? Contemporary Art Exhibition – Collective exhibition | Palazzo Franchetti / Pisa (Italy).
  • "14th West Lake Art Fair" – Collective exhibition, National Federation of Artist of Turin | Hangzhou / Shanghai (China).
  • RedStar – Collective exhibition, Fational Federation of Artist of Turin | Hangzhou / Shanghai (China).
  • Beijing International Art Expo – Collective exhibition, ational Federation of Artist of Turin | Beijing (China).
  • Arte Padova - International Art Fair / Stand: “Rosanna Cotugno Art Promotion” | Padova (Italy).
  • ARTETIVU’ LAB 2011 - Live TV LA10 | Marcon / Venice (Italy).
  • Golf Club Jesolo (Italy) - Solo exhibition | Jesolo (Italy) Lido / Venice.
  • Premio Giorgione - International Art Prize (Special Mention) | Castelfranco Veneto / Treviso (Italy).
  • Florence National Gallery Association - Charity Auction | Hotel Hassler / Rome (Italy).
  • GIGARTE - International Contemporary Arts Fair | Naples (Italy).
  • The Art Awakens – Collective exhibition | Limena / Padova (Italy).
  • Enjoy hairdressers of Loreal – Solo exhibition | Jesolo (Italy) Lido / Venice.
  • International Art Gallery De Piccoli – Solo exhibition | Bassano del Grappa / Vicenza (italy).
  • AAM - Accesibible Art Milan (Italy) – Collective exhibition, SuperstudioPiù | via Tortona / Milan (Italy).
  • Jesolo Congress Center (Italy) – Solo exhibition | Jesolo (Italy) / Venice.
  • Laguna Art Prize - Selected Artist of “I Cammini dell’Arte” | Treviso (Italy).
  • International Art Gallery De Piccoli – Solo exhibition | Bassano del Grappa / Vicenza (italy).
  • Artistic Circle of Jesolo (Italy) - Prize 18x24 – Collective exhibition | Jesolo (Italy) Lido / Venice.

Reviews e Participations

 
  • Included in the Catalog GemlucArt Monaco 7° International Conteporary Art Contest.
  • Published in the magazine AD GIFTS, insert AD n° 403, Dec. 2014.
  • Published in the specilised magazine of Vespa Club d'Italia N.3-2014.
  • Special Vespa Venice, Exhibited atVespa World Days Mantova / Italy.
  • Included in the Catalog AAF Milano Affordable Art Fair Milan, Ed. 2013.
  • Included in the Catalog GemlucArt Monaco 4° International Conteporary Art Contest.
  • Included in the Catalog ARTMONACO ’12.
  • Included in the Catalog 54° Edition of La Biennale di Venezia Pavilion Italy.
  • Yearbook of Modern Art 2012 ACCA EDIZIONI - Rome / Italy, Artist presented by Gallery “Per Capita Arte Contemporanea”, Lucca / Tuscany.
  • Included in the Catalog Beijing International Art Expo ed. 2011 - Beijing / China.
  • Included in the Catalog 14 West Lake Art Fair ed. 2011 - Shanghai / China .
  • Included in the Catalog What's Art? Contemporary Art Exhibition, Palazzo Franchetti, Pisa / Italy.
  • Included in the Website Associazione Culturale ARTGallery Artist of the Month "February 2011".
  • Publication of the first "General Catalog" Luca Moretto, Painting Oil & Silicone Art, 2010 Ed. Europrint / A.D. Holbein & Partners, Treviso / Italy.
  • GIGARTE / International Contemporay Arts Catalog, published artist in ed. 2008, 2009 e 2011, Naples / Italy.
  • Bimestrial ART&ART 01/2008, Review of the "Innovative Technique", Rome / Italy.
  • Cultural Italian Institute & Leninfilm Studios | Saint Petersburg.
  • Piaggio Foundation / Artist in permanent exhibition, Pontedera - Pisa / Italy.
  • ISAL Foundation / Interview, Rimini / Italy.
  • Diocesan Museum "Francesco Gonzaga", Temporary Exhibition during the Vespa World Days 2014 - Mantova / Italy.
  • ARTgallery / Association; Artist registered & Artist of the Month / Feb. 2011, Milan / Italy.
  • DOCVA-CAREOF / Association; Artist registered, Milano / Italy.
  • Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation / Young Artist registered, Venice / Italy.