Marco Mazzoni is a skilled pencil artist based in Milan, Italy with a penchant for illustrating portraits of eyeless, floral figures that are equal parts confounding and beautiful.
Marco Mazzoni’s art features heavily researched and detailed floral arrangements, typically connected to the ancient culture of Sardinia, placed on the head of eyeless faces. Mazzoni cites his oral traditions of the Sardinia-based female societies of the 16th and 18th century which were culturally preserved through storytelling.
Marco Mazzoni’s images are plush, alluring, and jarring. He manages to blend one of nature’s most beautiful creations with the horror associated with disfigurement. The duality of the plants and faces gives Mazzoni’s art a unique and distinctive aesthetic, separating his style from other pencil portrait artists.
Up net for Marco Mazzoni: solo exhibits in Italy and Copenhagen.
Marco Mazzoni Creates Frightening Floral Artwork
Jordan Sowunmi — July 30, 2011 — Art & Design
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