Alessandro Mazzoni

Alessandro Mazzoni in “Art in Expo”: the reality of emotions

^DCBFE25A29BDF2185B7A5EACA1CE7FC54B7873FA4FA5A829DA^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrTablinum: in this interview we will know more about the Swiss artist Alessandro Mazzoni, present at the exhibition Art in Expo. Feed the World with Art. 2nd Part“. At officinacento5, Como.

-What are the essential elements from which comes your inspiration to paint?

I actually do not have a specific element or inspiration from which comes my art. Instead I am very interested in the act of painting itself and above all the process of manifestation of the unconscious during the act of painting. Therefore every piece I make it’s a journey into an unknown world: I suggest something to the canvas but I try to listen what the colors and shapes want to say to me. It is like watching the clouds and then find forms and figures out.

– What are the techniques of painting that you think are best suited to express your creativity?

I like an art which is not clearly defined. Rather than expressing a direct message, I do prefer the ambiguity and the mystery. For this reason I use technique such as watercolor that by definition is not confined in close shapes but it is on the contrary open, transparent, liquid. I like the possibility given by watercolor to let the forms emerge slowly layers after layers, recording each stratum into the paper. There is a matter of time also involved: I have to start and finish the painting in the same specific period of time because when stains dry out new and new forms appears and I have to catch and just define them through my imagination.
For the same reason I like the color on glass that permits the light to filter through the color itself revealing new perspective and a different sense of depth. My installations are in fact a sort tridimensional version of the watercolor.

– Painting to externalize emotions and feelings or paint to communicate to each other?

For me painting (or making art in general) is the only way the human being possesses to express into a real and tangible form (which could be a painting, a sculpture, a poetry, a music etc…) the mystery of the world and the nature, making visible the hidden vibration of energies of the universe.
First of all when I make an artwork I want to be surprise of the result. I do not strive to express anything specific, nor a feeling neither an ideological thought. Instead I want to receive an emotion from the work I made, and luckily transmit this emotion to the viewer. It is like when we hear or compose a music which touches us deeply inside: the emotion borns in the moment of the listening or during its creation.

– Reality or reflexion? What prevailed in defining your own poetry?

I am interested in reality, but not the shallow reality that is promoting by the media system. I rather intend the reality of the feelings or perhaps the reality beyond our daily superficial sight. A fairy tale is more real than reality because it can evoke the hidden truth of our unconscious (personal, collective or mythological): we cannot see or touch it but its strength is enormous. Art is alike. Understand is not important as feeling in my view.

– A moment or a meeting which represent an important stimulus for your career?

A special meeting was with the Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary and her artworks when I was working for Lisson Gallery in Milan in 2013. She is an artist who shows us the invisible web of energy of the world transported onto the canvas with very simple tools such as colored pencils or pure pigment. Her philosophy and ideas are very stimulating and inspiring for me. Here below a phrase which is emblematic of her work:
“What I am trying to do it is not advertising. Advertising tells you exactly what it is. What art does is ambiguity , it leaves you to discover, it has a possibility and it is multidimensional. I want to see an art that has ambiguity and makes me think about the evolution of the world and my personal evolution in the world that I live and my place in space and time of this universe. So when people give you fact and advertising they actually kill your imagination.”
Into the evolution of your artistic career, is there something that is more relevant for you in the present than in the past ? A technique, a particular research topic?
Today, the people use to consider more the process of painting than the painting itself. Perhaps my paintings are less ‘decorative’ than before but I feel are more connected to the idea of ‘making visible the invisible’ as I said before. I am abandoning the figure which I am slowly understand is distracting from what I seek in art. Nevertheless I am still concerned with the emotional and suggestive aspects of art.

-If you had to choose a color to represent you, what would be yours? Why do you think is the most suitable for you?

I have a sort of physical approach to certain colors. Colors have a great impact on our mind and soul and therefore I tend to avoid colors which make me feel uncomfortable or contrariwise I choose exactly these colors trying to face the disturb that evokes in me. My palette of colors tends toward greens and blues even though in all my painting there is always a part of white (light) and black (shadow). In particular the black is crucial to summon an atmosphere or a suggestion.

Elisa Larese

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Alessandro Mazzoni was born in Locarno in 1987, lives and works between Milan and Vacallo. After having received his artistic maturity and graduating from the painting section of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. From 2011 to 2014 he held the position assistant to the gallery at the Lisson Gallery in Milan. He began his artistic career in 2008 and already has several international awards.

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Maria Mouriadou in “Art in EXPO”: THE FORCE OF NATURE

Maria Mouriadou

Tablinum: we meet Maria Mouriadou during her participation in the international exhibition Art in Expo, feed the world with Art and and we take this opportunity to ask some interesting questions about her work.

What are the essential elements from which comes your inspiration to paint?

Techniques of painting most suited for me are expressionistic. These are aimed at forcing the viewer to feel what he sees!

– What are the techniques of painting that you think are best suited to express your creativity?
I prefer to communicate some positive sentiments in the middle of this economic crisis that includes everybody.

– Painting to externalize emotions and feelings or paint to communicate to each other?
Some reality, some reflection… Both are essential to my poetry.

– Reality or reflexion? What prevailed in defining your own poetry?

I am moved by the force of nature, the beauty of the sun during summer and the changes of the seasons.

-A moment or a meeting which represent an important stimulus for your career.
Into the evolution of your artistic career, is there something that is more relevant for you in the present than in the past ?

During my journeys in the Middle East and the North of Africa, I was influenced by the beauty of many different sceneries which triggered my admiration…

-If you had to choose a color to represent you, what would be yours? Why do you think is the most suitable for you?

My inspiration comes mainly from the positive elements of life! The sea, the water, the trees, the sun and light are the main elements that activate my inspiration. My color would be the blue green the color of the water of the sea during summer.

And now the commentary that Francesca Chiara Cassani has devoted to the paintings of the artist which is possible to enjoy on the exhibition until September 25 at officinacento5 in Como.

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Maria Mouriadou, Carovan, oil on canvas, cm 60 x 50

CARAVAN explain the hugeness of the desert. The caravan is travelling and is amazing how the men are small and helpless in front of the nature and its mysteries.

The painting technique is made by a small color combinations mixed together in order to create movement.
The desert dunes evoke the sea colours to get a picture of the projection of a trip across the barren desert to find the way to the sea.

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Maria Mouriadou, The Road to Sinai, oil on canvas, cm 100 x 70

THE WAY TO SINAI: Many are the means that the artists would describe regarding its desert vision. First of all this art work could resemble a journey picture. Actually is a discovery of ourselves whwre thw man travels to discover his identity. This canvas has a perfect pictorial composition, the rocks and the stoneson the background give a prospective feeling: the sable tone give brightening near the blue rocks. The nomadic is descrive with light colour contrasting with the hot desert environment.

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Maria Mouriadou, Bosphorus, oil on cavas, cm 100 x 100



BOSPHORUS: This canvas reminds the Venetian view of the eightheenth Century. An Eastern landscape is protagonist with is many minarates that are lost on the dark background. Prevail a color palette in shades of blue tones while the white give three-dimensionality and light at the picture.

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Maria Mouriadou, On the bay of Bosphorus, Oil on canvas, 100X70cm

ON THE BAY OF BOSPHORUS: the great blue water way is the protagonist ,a first suggestion could bea n overlooking at the window while the viewer see the colourfull city. The small houses represented by many small and coloured squares that give movement, the domes and minarets determinate the compositional space.
The frame work remember the colourfull Istanbul. Perhaps, the artist let the viewer the chance to analize the details of the painting in order to sense all the charm of this city.

MARIA MOURIADOU:

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Marie Mouriadou is an expressionist greek artist. She was born in Athens, from 1992 she devoted herself exclusively to the work of artist that brought her, from exhibition to exhibition, to travel the world.

In her works she transmits all the emotions and colors of the lands visited.

Her works are present in numerous private collections in Europe.

Elisa Larese

Maria Mouriadou ad Art in EXPO: LA FORZA DELLA NATURA

Maria Mouriadou

Tablinum: incontriamo Maria Mouriadou in occasione della sua partecipazione ad Art in Expo. Feed the world with Art e ne approfittiamo per porle qualche interessante domanda sulle sue opere.

– Quali sono gli elementi essenziali da cui si origina la tua ispirazione a dipingere?

La mia ispirazione proviene dagli elementi positivi della vita! il mare, l’acqua, gli alberi, il sole e la luce sono i principali elementi che attivano la mia ispirazione.

– Dipingere per dare un’esteriorità ad emozioni e sentimenti o dipingere per comunicare all’altro?

Le tecniche di pittura più adatte per me sono quelle espressioniste. Con queste tecniche voglio costringere lo spettatore a sentire ciò che vede! Preferisco comunicare sentimenti positivi soprattutto in questo momento di crisi economica che coinvolge tutti noi.

– Realtà o riflessione? Quale è prevalsa nel delineare una tua poetica?
Un po’ di realtà, un po’ di riflessione…entrambe sono essenziali per la mia pittura

– Un momento o un incontro che hanno costituito uno stimolo decisivo per la tua carriera.
Durante i miei soggiorni nel Africa dell’Est e del Nord Africa, sono stata influenzata dalla bellezza dei numerosi differenti scenari che hanno catturato la mia ammirazione.

– Nell’evoluzione del tuo percorso artistico, c’è qualcosa verso la quale stai tendendo oggi più che in passato? Una tecnica, una ricerca tematica particolare?
Sono commossa dalla forza della natura, dalla bellezza del sole durante l’estate e il cambio delle stagioni.

-Se dovessi scegliere un colore per rappresentarti in questo momento, quale sarebbe il tuo? perché lo reputi il più indicato?

I miei colori sono il blu e il verde, i colori dell’acqua e del mare durante l’estate.

E ora vi lascio al commentario di Francesca Chiara Cassani dedicato alle opere dell’artista che potrete ammirare in mostra sino al 25 settembre presso lo spazio comasco officinacento5:

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Maria Mouriadou, Carovan, oil on canvas, cm 60x 50

CARAVAN da sensazioni di immensità ed infinito, la carovana che viaggia tra le dune diventa sempre piu’ piccola, descrivendo quanto l’uomo sia piccolo ed impotente davanti alla forza della natura. La resa pittorica e creata da piccoli accostamenti di colore che uno vicino all’altro danno movimento al quadro
La carovana e le figure sono rappresentati nei dettagli , le dune del deserto richiamano i colori del mare, come se fosse proiettato un miraggio che da l’illusione che oltre le dune ci possa già essere il mare.

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Maria Mouriadou, The Road to Sinai, oil on canvas, cm 100 x 70

THE WAY TO SINAI l’artista vuole rappresentare la maestosità del deserto e di come l’uomo sia insignificante rispetto ad esso. La rappresentazione sembra la copia di una fotografia, questo grazie alla resa pittorica che mette in evidenza ogni piccolo particolare. La composizione pittorica e perfetta a dettare lo sfondo prospettico sono le rocce sul fondo ed i sassi che costeggiano il percorso intrapreso dal nomade. I colori blu e grigio danno risalto al sentiero sabbioso, come a sottolineare il viaggio, un viaggio verso l’ignoto o forse un viaggio interiore …

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Maria Mouriadou, Bosphorus, oil on cavas, cm100x 100

BOSPHORUS è una delle tante opere di Marie Mouriadou che rappresentano il paesaggio Orientale. Una vista sulla città che ricorda le vedute veneziane del settecento, protagonisti sono i numerosi minareti e le moschee che dominano il fondo della composizione. Un dipinto creato con una gamma cromatica fredda

dove tutto si costruisce dal blu illuminato da cenni di bianco , per dare tridimensionalità e luce.

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Maria Mouriadou, On the bay of Bosphorus, Oil on canvas, 100X70cm,

Ammirando ON THE BAY OF BOSPHORUS è come se qualcuno fosse affacciato alla finestra e volesse descrivere quello che ha di fronte: una città mediorientale che potrebbe essere Istanbul, dove il protagonista del dipinto è il mare e la vita dei pescatori.
Forse, l’artista lascia che lo spettatore studi i particolari del quadro per intuire tutto il fascino di questa città.


mouriadouMarie Mouriadou: è un artista espressionista greca. Nata ad Atene, dal 1992 si dedica esclusivamente al lavoro di artista che l’ha portata, di mostra in mostra,a girare il mondo.

Nelle sue opere trasmette tutte le emozioni e i colori delle terre da lei visitate.

Le sue opere sono presenti in numerose collezioni private europee.

Elisa Larese