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Ana Mazzei, Anjos I, 2019

Ana Mazzei, Anjos I, 2019
Wood (cedar), 240 x 370 x 25 cm

Ana Mazzei, Anjos II, 2019, Painted wood (garapeira, peroba mica, cumaru

Ana Mazzei, Anjos II, 2019

Painted wood (garapeira, peroba mica, cumaru

and plywood), fabric and aluminum

315 x 260 x 80 cm

Ana Mazzei, Masks, 2019, Makeup paint, acrylic paint and wood (perobica mica

Ana Mazzei, Masks, 2019

Makeup paint, acrylic paint and wood (perobica mica

and plywood) (composed of 8 masks)

Ana Mazzei, Woodpecker, 2020, Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Garapeira and Cedar)

Ana Mazzei, Woodpecker, 2020

Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Garapeira and Cedar)

64 x 52 x 7 cm

 Ana Mazzei, Candle, 2020, Painted wood (Peroba Mica and Plywood) and acrylic on canvas

 Ana Mazzei, Candle, 2020

Painted wood (Peroba Mica and Plywood) and acrylic on canvas

174 x 47.5 x 47.5 cm

Ana Mazzei, Big Eyes, 2020, Painted wood (Peroba Mica and Plywood)

Ana Mazzei, Big Eyes, 2020

Painted wood (Peroba Mica and Plywood)

147 x 60 x 24 cm

Ana Mazzei, Hare, 2020, Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Cedar, Garapeira and Plywood)

Ana Mazzei, Hare, 2020

Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Cedar, Garapeira and Plywood)

and Acrylic on Canvas, 175 x 35 x 44 cm

Ana Mazzei, Tongue, 2020, Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Garapeira and Plywood)

Ana Mazzei, Tongue, 2020

Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Garapeira and Plywood)

171.5 x 22 x 18 cm

Ana Mazzei, Little Tower, 2020, Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Garapeira and Plywood)

Ana Mazzei, Little Tower, 2020

Painted wood (Peroba Mica, Garapeira and Plywood)

and Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 35 cm

Ana Mazzei, Lunar, 2019, Painted wood (Plywood and cumaru), 61 x 120 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Lunar, 2019

Painted wood (Plywood and cumaru), 61 x 120 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Fonte, 2019, Wood, concrete, acrylic paint and makeup paint,

Ana Mazzei, Fonte, 2019

Wood, concrete, acrylic paint and makeup paint,

147 x 110 x 75 cm

 

Ana Mazzei, Scene 1, 2019, Wood, painted cardboard, jesmonite, fabric, wool and digital print, Dimensions variable, Composed of 14 peices

Ana Mazzei, Scene 1, 2019

Wood, painted cardboard, jesmonite, fabric, wool and digital print, Dimensions variable, Composed of 14 peices

 

Ana Mazzei, Terrace, 2019, Peroba mica wood, wood stain paint, 25 x 42 x 34 cm

Ana Mazzei, Terrace, 2019

Peroba mica wood, wood stain paint, 25 x 42 x 34 cm

 

Ana Mazzei, Dancer, 2019, Video: projection, wood and felt, 160 x 102 cm, 

Ana Mazzei, Dancer, 2019

Video: projection, wood and felt, 160 x 102 cm, 

Duration: 1 min 52 sec, Ed. of 5

Ana Mazzei, Aranha, 2019, Wood, 66 x 80 x 33 cm

Ana Mazzei, Aranha, 2019

Wood, 66 x 80 x 33 cm

Ana Mazzei, Board Games II, 2019, Gouache on paper, 40 x 30 cm

Ana Mazzei, Board Games II, 2019

Gouache on paper, 40 x 30 cm

Ana Mazzei, Antechamber, 2018, Peroba and Pine wood, dry pigment paint and varnish,

Ana Mazzei, Antechamber, 2018

Peroba and Pine wood, dry pigment paint and varnish,

282 x 366 x 200 cm
 

Ana Mazzei, Antechamber (detail), 2018

Ana Mazzei, Antechamber (detail), 2018

Ana Mazzei, Us and Them, 2018, Dimensions variable

Ana Mazzei, Us and Them, 2018

Dimensions variable

Ana Mazzei, Red Drop, 2018, Acrylic on Linen, 210 x 190 cm

Ana Mazzei, Red Drop, 2018

Acrylic on Linen, 210 x 190 cm

Ana Mazzei, Blue Drop, 2018, Acrylic on Linen, 217 x 217 cm

Ana Mazzei, Blue Drop, 2018

Acrylic on Linen, 217 x 217 cm
 

Ana Mazzei, Run Rabbit Run, 2018

Ana Mazzei, Run Rabbit Run, 2018
Installation view at Green Art Gallery, Dubai
 

Ana Mazzei, Run Rabbit Run, Eye, 2018, Peroba wood metal string and painted linen,

Ana Mazzei, Run Rabbit Run, Eye, 2018

Peroba wood metal string and painted linen,

155 x 44 x 28 cm

Ana Mazzei, Royale, 2018, Peroba wood, painted linen and magnets, 115 x 122 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Royale, 2018

Peroba wood, painted linen and magnets, 115 x 122 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Hypnosis I-II, 2018, Painted Wood (Chene Oak, Acajou and Plywood),

Ana Mazzei, Hypnosis I-II, 2018

Painted Wood (Chene Oak, Acajou and Plywood),

Hypnosis I: 102 x 37 x 20 cm, Hypnosis II: 85 x 80 x 20 cm

Ana Mazzei, Tongue I-II, 2018, Painted Wood (Oak, Acajou and Pine),

Ana Mazzei, Tongue I-II, 2018

Painted Wood (Oak, Acajou and Pine),

Tongue I: 80 x 31 x 13,5 cm, Tongue II: 91 x 13,5 x 44 cm

Ana Mazzei, Pink Square, 2018, Vinyl and Tempera Paint on Canvas Board, 30 x 24 cm

Ana Mazzei, Pink Square, 2018

Vinyl and Tempera Paint on Canvas Board, 30 x 24 cm

Ana Mazzei, Wind, 2018, Vinyl and Tempera Paint on Linen, 26 x 19 cm

Ana Mazzei, Wind, 2018

Vinyl and Tempera Paint on Linen, 26 x 19 cm

Ana Mazzei, Sans titre, 2018, Wood, painted wood, iron, felt, tempera on linen, acrylic on linen, Dimensions variable

Ana Mazzei, Sans titre, 2018

Wood, painted wood, iron, felt, tempera on linen, acrylic on linen, Dimensions variable

Installation view at La Galerie Centre d’Art Contemporain, 2018

Ana Mazzei, Garden, 2017, Wood, painted wood, iron, felt, tempera on linen, acrylic on linen, 350 x 450 x 180 cm

Ana Mazzei, Garden, 2017

Wood, painted wood, iron, felt, tempera on linen, acrylic on linen, 350 x 450 x 180 cm

Installation view at Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2017

Ana Mazzei, Garden (detail), 2017

Ana Mazzei, Garden (detail), 2017

Ana Mazzei, Girl, 2017, Wood, linen and iron, 64 x 30 x 10 cm 

Ana Mazzei, Girl, 2017

Wood, linen and iron, 64 x 30 x 10 cm 

Installation view at Almine Rech Gallery, 2017

Ana Mazzei, Ghosts, 2017, Wood, 180 x 380 x 150 cm

Ana Mazzei, Ghosts, 2017

Wood, 180 x 380 x 150 cm

Installation view at Almine Rech Gallery, 2017

Ana Mazzei, Jim and Predio, 2017, Paint on linen, (Jim) 150 x 130 cm, (Predio) 165 x 150 cm

Ana Mazzei, Jim and Predio, 2017

Paint on linen, (Jim) 150 x 130 cm, (Predio) 165 x 150 cm

Installation view at Almine Rech Gallery, 2017

Ana Mazzei, Veneza, 2016, Iron, wood, rubber, 190 x 180 x 100 cm

Ana Mazzei, Veneza, 2016

Iron, wood, rubber, 190 x 180 x 100 cm

Ana Mazzei, Spectacle (Espetáculo), 2016, Wood, paint, felt, rubber, iron, 4.50 x 14.5 x 4.50 m

Ana Mazzei, Spectacle (Espetáculo), 2016

Wood, paint, felt, rubber, iron, 4.50 x 14.5 x 4.50 m

Installation view at 32ª Bienal de São Paulo, 2016

Ana Mazzei, Spectacle (Espetáculo) (detail), 2016, Wood, paint, felt, rubber, iron, 4.50 x 14.5 x 4.50 m

Ana Mazzei, Spectacle (Espetáculo) (detail), 2016

Wood, paint, felt, rubber, iron, 4.50 x 14.5 x 4.50 m

Installation view at 32ª Bienal de São Paulo, 2016

 

Ana Mazzei, Monolith and the Sentinel, 2015, Performer, styrofoam, iron, rubber and wood,

Ana Mazzei, Monolith and the Sentinel, 2015

Performer, styrofoam, iron, rubber and wood,

250 x 250 x 250 cm

Ana Mazzei, Ecstasy, 2015, Wood and felt, 120 x 150 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Ecstasy, 2015

Wood and felt, 120 x 150 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Ascension, 2015, Wood and felt, 190 x 70 x 80 cm

Ana Mazzei, Ascension, 2015

Wood and felt, 190 x 70 x 80 cm

Ana Mazzei, Death, 2015, Wood and felt, 110 x 160 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, Death, 2015

Wood and felt, 110 x 160 x 60 cm

Ana Mazzei, DramaFobia, 2017 , Installation view at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, 2017

Ana Mazzei, DramaFobia, 2017 

Installation view at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, 2017

Biography

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Detail of Ana Mazzei, Antechamber, 2018.

Photo by Alex Wolfe

 

Men and narratives, in their inseparable relationships, define Ana Mazzei’s interest. It is from this perspective that her work develops and grows.

For Mazzei, art, architecture and landscapes construct, in themselves, a fiction that connects them, resulting in installations, settings and objects. Some of the works operate on a smaller scale, such as the series of installations arranged on the floor formed by groups of small shapes made of felt, concrete or wood similar to the architectural models of old cities, amphitheaters or monuments. Beyond the formalist exercises, these floor objects invoke unidentified stories that suggest hidden and impenetrable archetypal structures. This dual movement, suggesting and retaining the symbolic value of the objects, is recurrent in her practice.

Her artworks are like pieces and fragments of myths, lives and fictions that are represented in drawings, videos, sculptures and installations. At other times, her works function as observation devices framing this vast repertoire from a specific point of view. Focusing on a widely experimental practice, the artist appropriates different sensorial materials, such as felt and concrete, connecting to the environments in which she works.

 

Portrait of Ana Mazzei by Jandri Angelo Agvilor

Ana Mazzei (born in 1979, São Paulo, Brazil) completed a BFA in Visual Arts at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in 2006 and a MA in Visual Poetics at UNICAMP in 2010.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Vesuvius, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Drama O'Rama, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Is-Montage!, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK (2019); Antechamber, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2018); DRAMAFOBIA, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil (2017) and Ghost Studies, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, USA (2017).

Selected group shows include: Feminists Histories, São Paulo Arts Museum, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Living Structures. Art as a plural experience, curated by Jesús Fuenmayor, la Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador (2018); Brazil. Knife in the flesh, a joint performance with Regina Parra, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2018); Hands, Spells and Papers, La Galerie Centre d'Art Contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France (2018); 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Videobrasil, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Theatre of the Absurd, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2017); Neither, Mendes Woods Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2017); 32ª São Paulo’s Internacional Bienal, Incerteza Viva, São Paulo, Brazil (2016).

She lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

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