Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (FR15)
Men and narratives, in their inseparable relationships, define Ana Mazzei’s interest. It is from this perspective that her work develops and grows. For the artist, art, architecture and landscapes construct, in themselves, a fiction that connects them, resulting in installations, settings and objects.
For Frame 2018, Galeria Jaqueline Martins exhibits a selection of some of Ana Mazzei’s most recent floor wood pieces. Beyond the formalist exercises, these floor objects invoke unidentified stories that suggest hidden and impenetrable archetypal structures. Mazzei’s 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 a vast repertoire from a specific point of view. The artist’s experimental practice appropriates different sensorial materials, such as felt and concrete, connecting her to the environments in which she works.
Ana Mazzei (b. São Paulo, 1980) lives and works in São Paulo. She has completed a BFA in Visual Arts at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) and a MA in Visual Poetics at UNICAMP. With a pluralistic practice that challenges and explores the structures, materiality and histories of representation, she explores the possible distinctions between the theatrical and the real in contemporary life. Much of her work focuses on what once was visible but now cannot be seen. She is a member and founder of Teatro Facada.