Herman Makkink writes about Mauricio Stella

Mauricio Stella dipinge esplosivi paesaggi onirici.

La superficie è infuocata e turbata. Tutta l'ira e la frustrazione della umanità sono canalizzate, raschiate e masticate in immagini di azione quasi serene, con gran sicurezza recintate nella tela.

C'è la tentazione di cercare simboli per dare materiale di lavoro di cervelli ma Stella è efficace a cancellare completamente queste possibilità.

Non c'è niente di quel ritrarre consapevolmente immagini subcoscienti che caratterizzano il surrealismo. A sua sorpresa, l'unica discernibile influenza proveniente da quella parte è qualche spazzolata semitrasparente che ricorda le costruzioni spaziali del suo compatriota cileno Roberto Matta.

Il proprio stile di Stella è stabile e interamente suo. Qui abbiamo un giovane pittore brillante al lavoro che sa manipolare, per esempio, il più difficile dei colori: il rosso. 

       

Herman Makkink - scultore

Mauricio Stella is a painter of explosive dreamscapes. The paint surface is fiery, moving and unsetting. Anxger and frustration of mankind are channelled, scraped and chewed into almost serene, images of action safely fenced in on the canvas. One is tempted to look for symbols in order to give the brain something to work on, but Stella is quick to obliterate these possibilities. 

Thereis none of the consscious portrayal of the imagery of sub-conscious that characterise surrealisme.

Stella's own surprise the only discernible influence from that direction is some semitransparent brushstrokers reminecent of his fellow Chilean Roberto Matta's spatial constructions.

Stella's style is steady and completely his own. Here is a brillant young painter at work who knows how to handle that most difficult of colours: red.

Herman Makkink - Sculptor

Mauricio Stella is a painter of explosive dreamscapes. The paint surface is fiery, moving and unsetting. Anxger and frustration of mankind are channelled, scraped and chewed into almost serene, images of action safely fenced in on the canvas. One is tempted to look for symbols in order to give the brain something to work on, but Stella is quick to obliterate these possibilities. 

Thereis none of the consscious portrayal of the imagery of sub-conscious that characterise surrealisme.

Stella's own surprise the only discernible influence from that direction is some semitransparent brushstrokers reminecent of his fellow Chilean Roberto Matta's spatial constructions.

Stella's style is steady and completely his own. Here is a brillant young painter at work who knows how to handle that most difficult of colours: red.

 

Herman Makkink - Sculptor

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