Ponta Grossa, PR, 1969.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
PIPA 2012 and 2014 nominee.
Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012.
About the artist
Alexandre Mazza or just Mazza, that’s how he signs his work, was born in the Paraná state, south of Brazil, and has been living in Rio de Janeiro for twenty-six (26) years.
As a musician he worked during eighteen (18) years as a bass player and composer. He participated in graphic design creations for music videos with the French Director Davi Bartex, and also worked with illumination conception for music concerts. At this moment, he started his relationship with the electricity and “LIGHT”.
In the end of 2008, Mazza gave up everything that he was working with to dedicate his life to what he calls “Light Multiplication”, using different kind of materials, such as mirror, glass, metal, lamps, acrylic and wood. As Mazza is fascinated about optical illusion, he’s art works are not static, what the artist calls “Live Electric Art”, using hot and cold light, always with two visions of the art work. “On and Off”.
Group Exhibitions and Participation in Art Fairs
- “Espelho Refletido” O surrealismo na arte contemporânea | Centro de Artes Hélio Oiticica RJ (2012)
- SP-Arte 2009 – Art Fair | Arte em Dobro Art Gallery RJ.
- Contemporary artist invited to the Design week by FAAP University | 2009.
- SP-Arte 2010 -Art Fair | Arte em Dobro Art Gallery RJ.
- 3rd Art Salon from São José do Rio Preto 2010.
- Group exhibition ” Proposição” | Curator – Daniela Labra at Luciana Caravello Art Gallery | 2011.
- SP- Arte 2011 | Art Fair | Luciana Caravello Art Gallery.
- Art – Rio 2011 | Art Fair | Luciana Caravello Art Gallery.
- Nova escultura brasileira | Institutional Exhibition | Caixa Cultural – RJ | 2011.
- Group exhibition ” Sem Limites ” | SIM Art Gallery | Curitiba – PR | 2012.
- Novas Aquisições Gilberto Chateaubriand MAM 2010-2012 | Institutional Exhibition MAM- RJ.
- Group exhibition “Somatório Singular” | Curator – Maria Cristina Burlamaqui at Murilo Castro Art Gallery – Belo Horizonte – MG
“There is a rainbow in each drop of water ” at Luciana Caravello Art Gallery | 2012.
Works in Collections
Giilberto Chateaubriand (MAM), Luiz Antonio de Almeida Braga, Andre Schwartz, Mariano Marcondes Ferraz, Maria Cristina Burlamaqui, Luiz Chrysóstomo de Oliveira Filho.
The artist is represented by the gallery Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea.
To see the complete list of nominated artists for PIPA 2012, click here.