Matéo Mornar, Zurab Tsereteli Gallery, Moscow

Exhibition from 26 September to 17 October 2013

Matéo Mornar, sculptor

Matéo Mornar is an internationally renowned contemporary sculptor.
Originally from Croatia, he now lives and works in Monaco.

He trained as a graphic designer, then worked as an interior designer before turning definitively to sculpture, particularly large-scale sculpture, in 1990.

His favorite subject is "Womanhood," to which he pays homage by creating monumental works that express gentleness and generosity.  He also likes to create animal sculptures, a subject that is dear to his heart and representative of his style.  These sculptures are also large format.

Matéo Mornar is passionate about his work, and is constantly creating.  He is always seeking something new, beautiful, pure and authentic.

He is also keen to find new shapes and techniques, and doesn't hesitate to change his style.  For example, after working with and studying round shapes over a long period, Mornar is now turning towards more cubic, angular works.

In addition to his work as a sculptor, he also gives classes in his studio.  Two days a week, young students - and those who are not so young - can enjoy an amazing artistic experience.

From Monaco to Moscow …

The Zurab Tsereteli Gallery in Moscow is exhibiting works by Matéo Mornar from 26 September to 17 October 2013.

Fifty or so sculptures are on show, including ten of his recent, large-scale animal sculptures:  a 6m- (20 ft-) high horse, Pegasus;  a white bear (5m)(16 ft);  a Rhinoceros (6m long)(20 ft);  a Hippopotamus (a life-size version of the hippo in Monaco Zoo … ) and Hymn to Life, dedicated to Womanhood.

The larger works are displayed outside the gallery.

Various evening concerts with young musicians are being organized during the exhibition.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is undertaking an official visit to Russia from 4 to 6 October 2013, will visit the exhibition during his official stay.

Each sculpture is signed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and half of the profits from the sale of the works will be donated to the Prince's Foundation.

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