Raphael Mazzucco – Artist of the Month

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Before turning his expertise to fine art, Raphael Mazzucco’s illustrious career has seen him create imagery for the likes of Vogue, Marie Claire and Vanity Fair.

His visual narrative captures the human form against a backdrop of startling landscapes that span the continents, from Icelandic glaciers to African wildlife and Vietnamese rice paddies. By layering paint, photography, and hand-lettered text, Raphael takes viewers on a documentary-style journey through geographic and emotional terrains.

This month, we’ve expertly curated a selection of breath-taking hand-signed original artworks by the artist that layers portraiture and natural elements.

Deliciously Sore – Original £10,950

In this gorgeously textured mixed media and resin artwork by Raphael Mazzucco, we see soft tones of cream and pasted oranges offset by passionate accents of deep blue and purple. Exploring the art historical figure of the female nude through a contemporary lens, Raphael Mazzucco also amalgamates a range of artistic mediums including paint and photography

Archival print, acrylic paint and pigmented enamel, finished with a resin coat. Mazzucco’s artistic visual narrative captures the human form set against a backdrop of startling landscapes spanning the continents, from Icelandic glaciers to African wildlife, the outback of Western Australia to Vietnamese rice paddies. He incorporates these documentary forms into building a layered narrative through paint, collage, and hand-lettered texts.

The artwork reflects a palimpsest approach of articulation through reinvention. Through these works, we journey alongside Raphael through terrains both geographic and emotional, artistic expressions that evidence his imprimatur on our culture as a whole.

Flowers – Original £9,950

This vivid abstract original artwork by Raphael Mazzucco showcases the ex-fashion photographer’s radical amalgamation of different artistic mediums and forms. Cropping and combining a number of photographs with different pigments, the result is a stunning resin and mixed media piece that is almost cubist in its composition.

Starting with a photograph printed onto an unconventional medium, Raphael draws upon his years of experience as a world-renowned fashion photographer working for such publications as Vogue and Vanity Fair. He then applies layers of acrylic paint and pigmented enamel to add dimension and engender different emotions from the photograph.

Enclosing each layer with resin, Raphael also adds text in his own handwriting which blurs the line between written and painted narrative, creating an almost scrapbook page of his thoughts and experiences.

Jellyfish – Original £19,950

Raphael Mazzucco’s unique Exposure collection was highly influenced by his original home in Montauk NY.

The genesis of this collection began with a 2000 square foot shipping container that Raphael acquired from New Jersey’s shipping dock with the intention to utilise it as a dark room for monoprinting. Using this to create imposing silhouettes from a variety of female models on large pieces of photo paper, Raphael also added natural forms that he acquired from around the exterior of the container. From leaves in the large maple trees to plants from his Japanese garden.

Reflections – Original £17,950

After years spent honing his craft in Italy, France and Amsterdam, Raphael Mazzucco’s arrival in New York City garnered attention from some of fashion’s elite; his imagery has appeared in L’Officiel, Vogue, Marie Claire, Playboy and Vanity Fair.

His visual narrative captures the human form against a backdrop of startling landscapes that span the continents, from Icelandic glaciers to African wildlife and Vietnamese rice paddies. By layering paint, photography and hand-lettered text, Raphael takes viewers on a documentary-style journey through geographic and emotional terrains.

Grace – Original £9,950

This vivid pink and blue mixed media original by Raphael Mazzucco showcases the artist’s incorporation of a range of materials in his work.

Starting with a photograph printed onto an unconventional medium, Raphael draws upon his years of experience as a world-renowned fashion photographer working for such publications as Vogue and Vanity Fair. He then applies layers of acrylic paint and pigmented enamel to add dimension and engender different emotions from the photograph.

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Nottingham
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