braveART Takes On! SERGIO MOYANO / by Tasha Ostrander

Photo: Tasha Ostrander©2017

Photo: Tasha Ostrander©2017

Sergio Moyano was born in Cordoba, Argentina, in 1934 and studied at National School of Fine Arts, the National Academy, and the Superior School of Art in BuenosAires. His studies and sojourns in Paris, Munich, Mexico City, Santa Fe, and New York City spurred his interest in Op art and Abstractionism, as well as his love of etching and monotypes. Moyano finally settled in Santa Fe, home of life-long friend Ron Adams. It was in Adams' Hand Graphics shop that Moyano honed his skills at printing. Moyano continues to produce canvases, monotypes, and etchings. A lifetime of spiritual and cultural influences is reflected in Moyano's work, which in turn mirrors his inner life. And like his inner experience or a transitory emotional state. His palate for both canvases and monotypes still includes black an essential color but brighter and more vibrant colors now dominate. All pervasive are feelings of harmony among the elements in an individual work and a sense of optimism in the body of work as a whole.

Permeating Sergio’s work are the colors and images that are seen in abundance in our region. Subtly, one can begin to see the storms in our skies, the mysticism of our native cultures, and the differences in color and hue imparted by the light and atmosphere in our high altitude land.

- Stuart Ashman, Executive Director, Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

Abiquiu Cliff and Lake Desertque, 1991, monotype, 34.5 x 23.5 in.

Abiquiu Cliff and Lake Desertque, 1991, monotype, 34.5 x 23.5 in.

Serenade of Hope, 1988, monotype, 23.5 x 34.5 in.

Serenade of Hope, 1988, monotype, 23.5 x 34.5 in.

Indian Pueblo Deer Dance, 2004, monotype, 19 x 19.5 in.

Indian Pueblo Deer Dance, 2004, monotype, 19 x 19.5 in.