Federico Mazza returns us to a Romantic tradition in the arts in an age that seems to disregard all that is slow, thoughtful, and secluded. Just as the poet learns the events of the world through a particular language, so the artist sees the world through very particular eyes. It is through painting with diffused forms, pale oil colours and wisely veiled amorphous and elusive subjects, that Mazza elicits an emotive sense of an undefined, pleasant melancholy, that spreads like a shadow in the present. Though the sentimental has been derided in avant-garde and political arts, Mazza offers us the opportunity once again to become lost in an aesthetic of calm timelessness. In Transit, paintings convey a series of landscape views that though appear at first sight, are quickly lost to the eye. The elusive nature of the subject depicts not so much movement in an image, but stillness in motion. The painting continues to unfold, the forms yield a sense of slow creation and give rise to our interpretation and memories. The romantic melancholy of these landscapes present a view as if filtered through the window of a car or train; a view that we all know and relate to, one that is neither here nor there, but in transit, much like the forms and meanings of the works of Mazza themselves.
Federico Mazza is originally from Rome and continues to live and work in Italy. Federico Mazza has exhibited nationally and internationally, some of his works are held in permanent museum collections, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for contemporary artists.
Contemporary self-taught artist, drawing on unique and personal experiences to inform their creative practice.
Academic Diploma in Graphic Design
SOLO SWOWS Attraverso, aperto Curated by Luca Arnaudo Artsinergy, Rome - Italy 19 June 2012 - 19 July 2012 The Latest Transits Artsinergy, San Benedetto del Tronto - Italy 21 May 2011 - 21 June 2011 Federico Mazza - On the road Curated by Mario Tosto Galleria Minima, Rome - Italy 28 May 2010 - 10 June 2010 GROUP SWOWS Connected II. Federico Mazza, Joanne Zegers Het Weefhuis, Zaandijk - Netherlands 14-15 June 2018 Textures Collettiva Palazzo Montevergine, Airola, Benevento - Italy 28-30 June 2013 Arte a Sud Curated by Francesca Londino Various locations Isca sullo Ionio, Catanzaro - Italy Dialoghi. Bonfilio, Carrara, Casagrande, Cimitan, Mazza Spazio Arte - Napoli - Italy 2010 24x24 Studio Abate - Opera Unica - Takeaway Gallery Rome - Italy 2010 Premio Lissone Curated by Luigi Cavadini Museum of contemporary art, Lissone - Italy 2010 One Planet Curated by Simone Fappanni e Barbara Pavan Palazzo Marcotulli, Rieti - Italy 2009