Publishing house Cobogó releases the first monographic book about São Paulo based artist Mauro Piva (b. 1977, Rio de Janeiro). With more than 120 reproduction of works, including pieces created with watercolour, gouache, graphite, oil and acrylic paint, the book comprehends almost one decade of Piva’s career, pointing to the accentuated aspect of virtuosity in his production.
The monograph presents several of the themes approached by the artist in his canvases. It comprises some of his faceless portraits, watercolours of flowers and plants, and the series of self-portraits where, instead of depicting his face, the artist paints objects from his everyday work routine, such as automatic pencils, paper, brushes, pens, etc. The book also comprises the artist’s works known as masks, canvases that simulate the production process of pieces by artist like Mondrian, Malevich and Doesburg by portraying the fictional masking tapes that would have been used to create their paintings.
The publishing is completed by a bilingual text by independent curator and professor Marcos Moraes. The event starts at 7:00 pm, at Galeria Leme.
- Mauro Piva. Courtesy of Galeria Leme and Cobogó
- Mauro Piva,Sete ervas 6, 2014. Watercolour on paper, 33,6 x 34,9 cm. Courtesy of Galeria Leme and Cobogó