Mauro De Giorgi was born in Turin, Italy in 1972, graduating in Sociology and Communication with a thesis on new Italian cinema in 1996. He has been involved in a variety of projects throughout his career including painting, digital art and live performances due to his passion for art, poetry and music from a young age.
As well as being an international artist, he has worked as a creative and brand specialist for various advertising agencies before founding his own successful agency over a decade ago, which works for brands such as Michelin, L’Oreal, FIAT and Nestle and was awarded the ‘Best Health & Safety event’ of the year in 2008.
In 2010 Mauro moved to London, still producing and displaying his own art work at various London galleries and across Europe, including Italy and France. In 2015 the Benetton Art Foundation chose him to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, with one of his artworks now published in the Benetton Collection book ‘Preastigium.’ He has also displayed artworks in Art Basel, Switzerland in 2017.
Before moving to his current home in Singapore, he lived in Tokyo, Japan in late 2017 to extend his research into Japanese artists such as well-known sumi master Sjukou Tsuchiya after having always been fascinated by Asian and Japanese aesthetics. He participated as ‘special guest’ to the ‘Daisawa Art festival’, being the first and the only non-Japanese artist showing his new collection with a series of five solo exhibitions across Tokyo, in collaboration with Starbucks for one of his artworks, and another was sold to international jazz singer Aki Yashiro.
Mauro’s paintings are created through a minimal yet creative way, combining Western style with Japanese sensitivity to achieve balance and purity by using ancient techniques, including Sumi (calligraphy ink), gyotaku (fish printing), as well as iwa enogu (mineral pigments). He views his work as a moving meditation, an attitude of directness and unselfconsciousness, creating each brush stroke from a certain state of mind.
“Mauro manages to extract all that matters from his subject. It is said that perfection is achieved when you cannot add or subtract anything. This is what the artist does here.” – Jean-Louis L’Eveque
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