July 5, 2024

Mario Loprete: Urban Paintings on Concrete Pt.2

Mario Loprete: Urban Paintings on Concrete Pt.2

We are happy to feature the talented Mario Loprete once again on our website. Mario shares even more of his paintings and sculptures with us, showcasing his unique and captivating style.

Artist Statement:

Painting is my first love. An important, pure love. The base of my paintings starts from the spasmodic research of a concept and transforms into a message that I want to send to the viewer. The sculpture is my lover, my artistic betrayal of the painting. That voluptuous and sensual lover that gives me different emotions, that touches prohibited cords . . . 

I worked exclusively on my concrete sculptures in the last few years. 

I use my personal clothing for my concrete sculptures. Through my artistic process, in which I use plaster, resin and cement, I transform them into artworks to hang. My memories and DNA remain concreted inside, transforming the person that looks at the artworks into a type of post-modern archeologist that studies my work as if they were urban artefacts. 

I like to think that those who look at my sculptures created in 2020 -2022 will perceive the anguish, the vulnerability, and the fear that each of us felt in front of the planetary problem that was COVID 19. A layer of cement covers the clothes I wore during this nefarious period. 

Clothes that survived COVID 19, very similar to what survived after the 2,000-year-old catastrophic eruption of Pompeii, capable of recounting man’s inability to face the tragedy of broken lives and destroyed economies.

Mario Loprete is an artist from Catanzaro in southern Italy, focusing on the mediums of paint and concrete. He graduated from Accademia of Belle Arti Catanzaro and has participated in dozens of shows around the globe.

His art has appeared in We Are JerseySheeba MagazineL’EssenzialeBevieBlanc MagazineSlevinTag MagazineArt Reveal Magazine and many more.

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