The “atelier”, here the subject of the series that has been working for three years, the Brazilian artist Luiz Mauro. These works represent the places of production of works of art, generally isolated areas, perceived as singular worlds where artists design and deliver their creations. This is not his own workshop he represents, but those of the major artists of the history of modern and contemporary art, covering more than a century of photographic documentation of artists’ studios, initiated the nineteenth century during Impressionism.
The Luiz Mauro work process begins with research, archiving and selection of photographs workshops published on various communication media of wide circulation, such as books, magazines and internet. These are mostly unsigned photos, art used in the circuit as a promotional tool or artists fetishization, feeding the curiosity of the public for the privacy of these workshops. Are selected photographs documenting these spaces, tidy and experienced daily by artists images that reveal architectural features, such as lofts, windows and floors, which set the terms of furniture and immortalize the place of personal items.
Luiz Mauro Born in Goiânia, in 1968, where he worked for almost 30 years as a visual artist and professor of drawing at the School of Visual Arts Secult of Goiás. Contemporary self-taught artist, he has received several awards: I price of Contemporary Art Show Central West (2011); Price CELG Visual Arts (2003); price “Galeria Aberta” (open gallery) of the 3rd National Biennale of Contemporary Art Museum of Goiás; Brasília price of plastic arts of the Art Museum of Brasilia (1990) and the price of the I National Biennial of Contemporary Art Museum of Goiás (1988).
Divino Sobral is the curator of the exhibition at the MEP.
Leonel Kaz, curator of one of the most interesting and creative museums in the country, football museum in Sao Paulo.