Ernesto Morales
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14 March – 14 May 2017
Press Review

An extraordinary painting cycle, characterised by a profound personal research, a restless investigation that from its own individuality widens to scan the world, life and historical eras with harmonic spontaneity. So the Gold Series, becomes an interpretative tool used by Morales to refer to a new rebirth, to mythopoeia, to classical Renaissance age in a symbolic journey.

Gold Series is, for the artist from Buenos Aires – born in 1974 and with a solid artistic path – a transversal theme to his entire production characterized by completely different periods, now for the first time in a global systematization. So, as in a personal introspective epiphany and personal memory, in these endless canvasses converge all the themes of a lifelong research: from the foggy urban architectures devoured by a dazzling daytime fog, through the mysterious and disquieting visions of woods, to the nights full of the lights of star-full galaxies, of limitless and quiet universes under which it’s sometime possible to see the slight telluric reminiscences of never ending roads that disappear under the celestial vault.

If it’s true that art is in some way the most authentic expression of the soul, his personality, an impeccable cultural preparation and a bright intellectual sensibility contributed to the artistic consecration of this talented artist. Referencing to Rilke’s poetry, finding a thought by Borges lingering on the tongue, interested in Goethe’s esoteric Faust, winking to the late Middle Age of Bosch, Morales brings mythology, poetry and literature on the canvass.

And now, after having been sublimated in the cosmogonist and metatemporal epiphany of Gold Series, one desires to snatch the alchemic formula of the next series of this artist, but we can only wait and see which world, which universe will emerge from the ocean that is sky and earth of Ernesto Morales.

The Argentinian artist Ernesto Morales was born in 1974. He began his artistic career in Buenos Aires, where he lived until 2005. In 2006 after a short period spent in France, he moved to Italy, first to Rome and, in 2011, to Turin.

His international artistic path led him to hold several institutional and private exhibitions in countries all over the world, including the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay.

In 2009 and 2010 he held two retrospective exhibitions: the first at Museo de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires and the second at the Stables of Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome (IILA, Istituto Italo-Latino Americano).

In 2010 he represented Argentina during the celebration of the Bicentennial with an important solo exhibition at Complesso Monumentale della Commenda di Prè in Genoa. In this occasion his book “The Time of Distance”, a retrospective of his work in Italy, was also published.

In 2011, the Republic of Uruguay organised a major exhibition of his work at the Cervantes Institute in Rome.
In 2014 he created a cycle of important exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

In 2015, Morales has realized a major exhibition in New York, in the Consulate of Argentine in New York.


After an intense formative period in Buenos Aires he obtained the title of Professor of Fine Arts in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Visual Arts at the Academia de Bellas Artes in 2005. From 1999 to 2006 he taught Painting and Latin American Art History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires,

and was the Head of the Academia de Bellas Artes of Buenos Aires.


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