Stefano Mazzolini was born in Parma in 1968. At the age of nine he was nominated for the “Drawing and City” prize organized by the municipality of Parma. In 1989 he graduated Master of Art in pictorial decoration at the Paolo Toschi Institute in Parma. For several years he devoted himself to the restoration and conservation of wall paintings. In 1990 he first lived in London and then moved for a short time to New York. His graphic style manifests it in a gestural and immediate way, the dynamic stroke creates drops of acrylic on paper. Well managed pilot stains without following drawings and projects, thus replacing the brush with ampoules and a spatula. Intriguing portraits are formed, fairy-tale environments and mythological animals, elves that float, fantastic figures animate a controlled chaos. Precise features to delimit the contours of human shapes, hints that act in space expressing action rich in spontaneity. While on the canvas with oil he expresses his vision of the hidden, beyond the appearance of being, silhouettes of androgynous subjects, very precise to represent objects, people and intrinsic things and formed by a well-complex structure like everything that lives and shapes. By cutting the canvas and superimposing it, he builds the painting into sculpture. An interlocking of clearly defined volumes emerges, thus highlighting the harmonious composition of our nature. Having acquired knowledge of some restoration techniques, he applies the method of tearing the painting in a decorative version, pours of resins and metallic acrylics, mixed he obtains fabrics, colored leathers that he applies on canvas, wrapping the work in himself, metal grafts, application of various elements, collages of computer-processed images and inserted to define and make sense of the pictorial project. It achieves a definitive pictorial expression, the color is oil with powdered earth, light brushes, free from drawings, projects, but direct and immediate expression of thought, always coherent dynamic actions interlocking, shadows and lights of great contrasts. The addition of the modular charcoal details to enrich the strong contrast of two materials that nothing can unite if not the similar stylistic trait, the subjects are always intentionally ambiguous and free to be interpreted, input to achieve our dreams, hints to the city, landscapes between nature and animals that empathically interact with detailed objects, convulsive scenarios of neo-modern plans and perspectives, where man’s vision is absent but still rich in his humanity in all circumstances. With sculpture he definitively closes an artistic path characterized by its stylistic coherence. Thus inventing a new three-dimensional representation, the sculptures of Lycra Resin, treated and consolidated synthetic fabric offers a new conception of sculpture, highly saturated with sacredness, human and alien figures, stylized silhouettes, always suspended between the sacred and the profane, draping to form characters out of the past and revisited in a modern way. With sculpture, a new awareness of lived experience has been achieved in a new imaginary future perspective of our future.
Painter and Sculpture
Stefano Mazzolini was born in Parma in 1968. In 1989 he graduated Master of Art in pictorial decoration at the Paolo Toschi Institute in Parma
Museo Ugo Guidi, Forte dei Marmi, Italy Museo Delizia Estense del Verginese, Ferrara, Italy Artmajeur, Gallery on line, Francia Artlimes, Gallery on line, Londra Artboost, Gallery on line Artists.24 Gallery on line Enèsya Gallery on line, Italia Singulart, Gallery on line, Parigi Artelista Gallery on line, Spagna GigArte, Galleria on Line, Italia ArtFinder, Gallery on line, America Saatchi Art Gallery on line, Gran bretagna 2018 Onart Galleria, Firenze 2007 Arte fiera , Parma 2007 Galleria arte Sgarro, Vicenza 1999 Arte fiera, Bologna 1998 Galleria Alta Arte, Roma 1997 Galleria Tendenza 90, Parma 1996 Arte fiera, Bologna 1995 Arte fiera, Bologna 1994 Fiera Lineart, Gent, Belgio 1994 Arte fiera, Padova 1994 ACAF 4, Melbourne, Australia 1994 Art Jonction,Cannes, Francia 1994 Fiera Europ’art, Ginevra, Svizzera 1994 SIAC fiera, Strasburgo, Francia 1993 Arte box fiera , Carpi 1993 Fiera Europ’art, Ginevra, Svizzera 1992 Arte Box Fiera, Carpi 1991 Arte fiera Padova 1990 Galleria Tendenza 90, Parma 1989 Galleria Montmartre, Parma