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Mauro Piva
2022 JULY 23RD - SEPTEMBER 17TH
Mauro Piva


In his fourth solo show at Galeria Leme, Mauro Piva presents a new body of paintings in watercolor, gouache and acrylic, in which he continues his research in the Still-life genre, based on a dialogue with works by renowned artists. Opening on July 23, 2022 the exhibition mains on view until September 10, 2022.

 

The works of this show are a development of the Still-life research that the artist started in 2020. Based on the selection of works and portraits of renowned artists, Piva emphasizes natural elements previously considered secondary in the compositions.

 

In this set of works, the artist maintains the same scale as Caravaggio’s original paintings, but gives the role of protagonists to fruits, flowers, and leaves, by isolating these elements on a white and bright background. When removing any representation of the background and main characters, Piva subtracts the tenebrism attached to the works of the Italian painter with the aim to bring lightness to the composition.

 

“I was inspired to work with Caravaggio’s paintings, because when I keep only the natural elements by removing the human figure and the dark background, I am removing a heavy, dramatic, and charged atmosphere. I think it is everyone’s wish to have lighter moments”, points out the artist.


Natureza Morta (PBD), 2021

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
67 x 53 cm
R$ 40.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (B), 2021

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
95 x 85 cm
R$ 45.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (OTDA), 2021

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
94 x 119 cm
R$ 45.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (MDUF), 2021

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
75,5 x 64 cm
R$ 40.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (MCVDR), 2022

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
67,5 x 52 cm
R$ 40.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (ACEE), 2022

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
126,5 x 88 cm (each)
R$ 50.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (MCVDR), 2022

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
67,5 x 52 cm
R$ 40.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Natureza Morta (RMPUL), 2021

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
65 x 52 cm
R$ 40.000,00 | US$ On Request

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View of the exhibition Mauro Piva, 2022.


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Natureza Morta (NM), 2021

Watercolor, guache and colored pencil on paper
46 x 64,5 cm
SOLD

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
25 x 22 cm
R$ 25.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Merlot, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
25 x 22 cm
R$ 25.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Touriga nacional, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
25 x 22 cm
R$ 25.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Tempranillo, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
25 x 22 cm
R$ 25.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Riesling, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
24 x 22 cm
R$ 25.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
24 x 22 cm
R$ 25.000,00 | US$ On Request

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Chardonnay, 2022

Acrylic and varnish on linen
24 x 22 cm
SOLD

Natureza Morta (MEMM), 2022

Watercolor, guache, colored pencil and varnish on paper
18 x 14 cm
SOLD
Natureza Morta (RDUC), 2022

Watercolor, guache, colored paper and varnish on paper
17,5 x 14 cm

SOLD
Natureza Morta (OM), 2022

Watercolor, guache, colored pencil and varnish on paper
17,5 x 16 cm
R$ 20.000,00 | US$ On Request

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About the artist

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1977. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Piva had the solo shows: Mauro Piva, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil (2018); Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2017); Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); XIX Festival da Cultura Inglesa, Centro Cultural Britânico, São Paulo, Brazil; Galería Enrique Guerrero, Cidade do México, Mexico (2014); Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia (2013), among others. And the group shows: Espelho Labirinto (curated by Vicente de Mello and Aldones Nino), CCBB- Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil (2022); Just Breathe… (curated by Felipe Hegg), The55Project, USA (2021); Lineas en el Espacio, Museo de la Cancillería, Cidade do México, Mexico (2019), among others. His works are part of the collections: Art at Swiss Re, Zurique, Suíça, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo – MAM, São Paulo, Brazil; Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, Belgium; JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, USA; Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Michigan, USA and Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.