Brazilian artist Ana Mazzei, born in 1980, is deservedly attracting attention at FIAC where her theatrical installation of dream-like sculptures, Drama O’Rama, take their bow. Created while the artist was first stuck in lockdown in Scotland and then in Brazil, Mazzei made each painted mixed media sculpture separately. Mostly propped on puppet-like stilts, she finally brought them all together like a gang of actors in an absurdist performance at the Galeria Jaqueline Martins’s booth.
Her work, which is part of institutional collections such as Nouveau Musée, Monaco, the Sammlung Philara Collection in Dussseldorf, and the Centre National des Arts Plastique in Paris, among others, drawing on her own lexicon of symbols. She then narrates a fictional construction that combines art, architecture and landscape that is specific to each site.