Infused with ecstasy and a dark beauty, Marco Mazzoni’s art underlines the connection between the natural world and our own. The Milan, Italy based artist uses nature as symbolism for his own observations about life, where ghostly figures often emerge in the final stage of drawing. Their eyes are never shown, as Mazzoni sees his work more like a composition of still life of small animals, flowers and leaves, rather than a portrait, rendered only using colored pencil.
Marco Mazzoni often works with the female figure and narratives from ancient Italian folktales, but in recent months, his interest has turned towards darker themes. The solo show, “Monism”, which is his third solo show with gallerist Benoni Rockall,will be one of his darkest shows to date. “It’s darkness is underlined both in the lack of an escape route showed within the moleskine drawings, in which I represent society as a “sect”, and also in all the feminine figures who literally come out of a deep dark background,” explains Marco Mazzoni.