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Artist Morano adds colour and excitement at Cube 37

Thursday 18 February 2021

Peninsula artist Morano’s striking Urban Capsules artwork is taking shape as part of a unique ‘live mural’ experience at Frankston Arts Centre’s Cube 37 venue.

Morano is painting his mural on the Glass Cube gallery rear wall with patrons able to view him, via Davey St, working live – pending COVID safe restrictions.

“The body of work I have been doing lately is a juxtaposition of memories of urban landscapes and the people who live there. My process is always very impulsive and a lot of it comes from the unconscious,” Morano said.

Morano added: “For me, in my practice, showing the process is one of the most important things. Being exposed, vulnerable and being myself.”

Urban Capsules embodies the artist’s creativity and invites viewers to immerse themselves in the chaos of his process. Assaulting all the senses, viewers can find meaning framed through their own experiences. Morano’s paintings gain energy and momentum, as viewers find references and stories that reflect their own inner emotions.

Morano was born in Barcelona and from an early age, drawing and painting became a way to express emotions and connect to his inner being.

As a kid, painting on the streets started to become an obsession. He was drawn to graffiti and heavily influenced by the illustrations of vinyl covers and skate graphics. At the age of 13 years, he started to make his first murals beginning with a mix of lettering and characters, but increasingly drawn to figurative scenes.

Morano became an active and notorious graffiti artist during the '90s, participating in numerous exhibitions and appearing regularly in the independent scene publications. 

The ‘live mural’ experience will be held at Cube 37 on 19 – 20 February, 10am to 1pm with the final artwork on exhibition from 26 February to 23 March.

A time lapse video of the artwork being created will be available to view on the Frankston Arts Centre YouTube channel after 26 February. Check in on Morano’s work in progress via Frankston Arts Centre’s Instagram on the days he paints Urban Capsules live.

Morano is also separately displaying his artworks in the This town, My quarter exhibition at the Frankston Arts Centre’s Curved Wall Gallery until 30 April.

Morano’s artworks, displayed on large scale canvases, are drawn from memories and snapshots of his life. The pieces in This town, My quarter are for sale.

For more information about Morano, visit https://hypemorano.com/ and for more details about both Urban Capsules and This town, My quarter, visit www.thefac.com.au

Urban Capsules and This town, My quarter are part of Ventana 2021 Reimagined – Frankston City Council’s annual celebration of Latin-American, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish cultures.

Ventana 2021 Reimagined features a diverse range of fantastic activities and events including music, dance, Mexican wrestling, art exhibitions and online workshops and is currently on until March 24.

For the full program and more information including bookings, visit www.ventanafrankston.com.au

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