Self-taught artist, MOGA, made his debut in the world of art under the pseudonym Matteo. figurative landscape painter, he realized works in tandem with the Mediterranean artist Nelson Fabiano Manuel (born in 1973); the first equipped with his airbrush, the second of his brush.
Moga is the name he will then choose to sign his own works. Initially known for his characteristic paintings of stylized scenes of life and culture of the African world – which have been widely reproduced by the publishers in the form of cards and posters – his art has evolved to be today completely turned to the contemporary movement of street art.
“This is by painting resin sculptures representing sprays – in collaboration with the sculptor Fabien Nourisson -that the artist has gradually entered the world of streetart.” Thus, by means of spray cans and stencils, decorated with collage, acrylic paint and markers drawings, designs Moga assemblies which are intended to symbolize fragments of walls or fences graffés by various artists.
Constantly trying to feed, enrich his inspiration is especially during trips to the cities of New York and Berlin that the artist discovers new graphic compositions which he then attempts to recreate certain elements on its support.
The works are performed using a palette of vivid and varied colors and the insertion of typefaces inspired by the universe of comics reinforces the bright side, joyful compositions.
“Slogan can change the world”. And if that slogan written on a canvas was a reflection of the work of this artist in his creative frenzy allows any discrepancies. Graphs, tags, stencils, runs, bright colors … Moga imposes is no limit to write compositions that revisit the pop art by reinventing our universe in a superposition of urban clichés, black silhouettes, stars faces. Epochs mix, alongside Charlie Lennon, sometimes on the fences of boards that are a direct evocation the yards of megacities.
The towers that cut their huge silhouettes are a nod to the street art, born in the streets of New York of the sixties. In line of this new generation, Moga began his artistic career with a symbolic and imaginary African painting which recorded a great success during the last decade of the twentieth. Tired of repeating himself, he turned to abstraction rich in colors and effects that allowed him to learn to work on the bomb that is now an integral part of his work.