Who is Alfredo Maffei?

Alfredo Maffei has a degree in visual arts from the Faculdade de Belas Arte of São Paulo. His involvement with art began at an early age, when he was a boy, he changed his boots for paints and brushes, to transmit his characters, stories and creations through paintings and drawings.


But it was through the walls that Maffei found his true passion (vocation). Returning from a year-long trip to Mexico, the artist, tremendously influenced by Mexican mural art, returns with a special desire to paint on the walls and appropriate urban spaces to carry out his work.

This desire, which is realized in his early years of college, when Maffei, dazzled by the urban scene of the city of São Paulo, began to portray with murals, homeless people he saw and knew on his way to college.

 

And from then on, his artistic research in relation to the invisibility of these people was increasingly deepened, and portraying their eyes became a series of works that earned him national and international awards and exhibitions.

 

In addition to his artistic production, the artist currently develops research exploring the potential of artistic practices as a means of shortening social and cultural distances and stimulating new positive connections between people from different realities and cultures, using art as a tool to emphasize true human bonds .

Artista plastico brasileiro Alfredo Maffei
 

FORMATION

2008-2012, Centro Universitário Belas Artes, Bachelor of Visual Arts, São Paulo

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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei

SOLO EXHIBITION / INDIVIDUAL EXPOSURE

2012 “Inconstances”, Seize Gallery, Marseille, France

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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei

SOLO EXHIBITION / INDIVIDUAL EXPOSURE

2017 "Invisible Eyes", SENAC São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil.

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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei

SOLO EXHIBITION / INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2017 "Invisible Eyes", University of São Paulo, São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil.

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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
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GROUPE EXHIBITIONS / COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2015 SPIELART Festival München. Munich, Germany

2015 FilaAC – Independent Latin American Contemporary Art Fair Memorial da America Latina, São Paulo.

2009 In process, Sesc Santo Amaro, São Paulo.

2009 Exhibition Laboratory, Vincenti Di Grado Gallery, University Center for Fine Arts, São Paulo.

2009 18 Atibaia Plastic Arts Meeting, Atibaia.

2010 Traco, Galeria Mutante, Braganca Paulista.

2010 21 Art exhibition, Sesc Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto.

2011 Circling in Other Dimensions, Memorial Da América Latina, São Paulo

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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei

CATALOGS, ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS

2017 BRASIL OBSERVER, London Newspapper, Cover Art and interview, September 2017

2009 Liege Santos, Dasartes, Fine Arts Magazine, pg 86-87, Rio de Janeiro, December 2009

2012 Christelle Giudicelli, Ventillo, Cultural Newspapper, Marseille-France, January 2012 Digital

2012 Julia Guedes, Zupi Magazine, Cultural Magazine, São Paulo, December 2012

2013 Orlando Figueiredo, Machinery of Ideas, Company Blog, São Paulo, March 2013

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exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
exposição artista plastico brasileiro alfredo maffei
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TEACHING:

2012 Project developer: "workshop das rua", which offers workshops and art courses for homeless people, on the streets and social centers in São Paulo.

"workshop das ruas" Centro de convivência Bela Vista, São Paulo
"workshop das ruas" Centro de convivência Bela Vista, São Paulo
"workshop das ruas" Centro de convivência Bela Vista, São Paulo
"workshop das ruas" Centro de convivência Bela Vista, São Paulo
"workshop das ruas" Centro de convivência Bela Vista, São Paulo