Stefano Mariotti studied art as a young boy and grew up going regularly to exhibitions and museums with his father, a passionate art collector. Meeting Primo Conti was very important for his artistic training to understand that reality is not always as we see it but how it is represented. Stefano’s research went beyond the boundaries of the perceived to invade that of pure abstraction, which led him to try different ways of expression, with a particular interest in kinetic art of the 1970’s. His ‘painting’ is interactive and looks at aspects of philosophy and spirituality. He focuses his artistic attention on the study of shadow through matter and the use of the nylon threads serves to create a dialogue in constant transformation between light and shadow and between the spectator and the artwork, to create paintings – installations, or textures, as he likes to define them. His works are distinguished by the delicate, almost maniacal perfectionism and the profoundly elegant aesthetic result.