Paolo Moretto

Paolo Moretto
Paolo Moretto stems from Verona and has been living in Hamburg for almost
20 years. In his opinion the connecting element between both cities is water,
more precisely: they are characterized by having a river with a port and
related industries and infrastructure. They are differentiated by the attitude
to life of the spirited, often spontaneous and sensual reacting catholic
Italians on one hand and the honest, sometimes reserved and cool behaving
“Hanseatics” with their emphasis on business. Moretto has benefitted from
that tension as well as from the cities as independent areas – many of his
works pick out water as a central theme and balanced tensions between
assumed infringements provide them with an ease, which reminds
sometimes ironically and sometimes melancholically of naivety, without
being limited to it.

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