Artist Marco Mazzoni is based in Milan, Italy where he works from his studio creating amazingly detailed color pencil drawings that have captured the attention of collectors from all over the world.” – excerpt from Hi-Fructose interview
Mazzoni received a bachelor’s degree in painting from Brera Art Academy in Milan. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe and the United States.
I’m born in 1982 in Tortona (AL), I live and work in Voghera (Italy).
In 2007 i achieved my degree in painting at the Art Academy of Brera (Milan).
i work exclusively with colored pencils, I often represent the flora, fauna and female mystics of Sardinia from the 16th to the 18th centuries
Combining organic shapes and textures with chiaroscuro contrasts of light and shadow, my drawings portray isolated female faces framed by plants and animals.
My imagery refers to the herbalist traditions and Sardinian folklore of the mystical seductresses who enchant, curse and cure. My body of work is a tribute to the legacy of healing women throughout history.
my works appeared in books, newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine, Les Arts Dessines, Arte Mondadori.
With Albin Michel I published the illustrated book “Poucette” (distributed in Spain for Edelvives with the title “Pulgarcita”). I’m preparing an illustrated book in collaboration with Sébastien Perez.