Mauro Restiffe

Brazilian, b. 1970

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Mauro Restiffe

Brazilian, b. 1970

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Mauro Restiffe captures large format black-and-white photographs of landscapes, modernist interiors, architecture, and urban life, as well as exploring issues of representation in images that reproduce existing works of art. His series “Empossamento (Taking of Power)” (2003), portrays the urban landscape of Brasilia at a key moment in Brazilian history—the inauguration of president Lula da Silva—while in “Vertigem (Vertigo)” (2009), Restiffe trains his lens on architectural structures. More recently he produced a series of photographs of frescoes painted by Fra Angelico in the friars’ cells of the San Marco Monastery in Florence, depicting them in the textured gray tones of his analog camera.

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Biography

Mauro Restiffe captures large format black-and-white photographs of landscapes, modernist interiors, architecture, and urban life, as well as exploring issues of representation in images that reproduce existing works of art. His series “Empossamento (Taking of Power)” (2003), portrays the urban landscape of Brasilia at a key moment in Brazilian history—the inauguration of president Lula da Silva—while in “Vertigem (Vertigo)” (2009), Restiffe trains his lens on architectural structures. More recently he produced a series of photographs of frescoes painted by Fra Angelico in the friars’ cells of the San Marco Monastery in Florence, depicting them in the textured gray tones of his analog camera.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Taipei Biennial
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