About Walter Molli
Walter chooses Architecture as a career, being, in some ways, the sum of his true passions (actually is architect). At the same he begins to take part to several graffiti conventions and art collectives, working with all kind of techniques and mediums, from spraypaint to oils, from acrylics to watercolors, photography and digital prints.
Walter’s been living in Spain (Granada, 2008) and France (Lyon, 2014-15); nowadays he is based in Napoli, focusing both on portraits and a work based on photography joined to architectural composition, still getting inspired by his practice in graffiti and street art.
As a graffiti writer I’ve begun exploring the city, little by little taking my practice from a simple graff session to a process of urban exploration, photography and painting. So my research is split between graffiti writers and urban landscapes: the animal versus the cage, the predator versus its target.
This struggle is transferred into painting: portraits vs architectures. Portraits of normal people turnt into super heros, divinities who use ultimates urban survival tacticts against a hostile scenario made by modern ruins who mix together in our conscience and comes out as huge machines that dance in front of us, in a scary but sublime decadence.
So graffiti writers turn into cats: human-like creatures (Intruders) who explore, mark them territories, attack to defend, run to save themselves from the others. Not so social, curious but careful, they feel themselves at the top of the food chain, forgetting they’re preys at the same time. All those portraits of cats are quick still-frames that catch moments of grace, instants of excitement right after having discovered something invisible at the eyes of other creatures or just moments of fear after being seen or quite catched.
Maybe we have to look at them to find our ancient meaning of life: seeking to find; and right after having found, being on the road again risking our lifes to seek, and find, in an endless research that makes us really belong the territory we’re living.
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