Alex Mazzitelli

   Alex Mazzitelli 

Born 1985 

 I Gained my Masters in Fine Art in 2010 and since then, I Have Exhibited my work Nationally and Internationally including London, East midlands, and Germany.


http://www.saatchionline.com/MAZZITMAN

http://www.artreview.com/video/duck-man-by-alex-mazzitell

 His art is as much performance as it is static sculpture. There is a certain element of viewer?s mental or physical interaction that either completes or drives the work. He, and is art is a strange reflection of us, and it may bring us pause, surprise us with whit, or shame us into caring.  

The materials of choice: ?Almost every part of my work is found in the streets, junk shops, charity shops, markets and also secondhand shops - it is very rare for me to use new objects. I begin by combining the objects I gather them together until I get a combination I like. Then, I add paint or a material like plaster or laytex to manipulate an object to get the desired effect.? His inspiration: ?Well, I believe that any object or thing can be brought together to make art, and I believe found objects are there for anyone to stumble upon to be used for art. The found objects can also inspire or make us think. I believe things happen for a reason, and this is true with objects as well. If I see something, and I like the look of it or think it may come in handy I take it. Occassionally, it can be the very thing I have been searching for to complete a piece of work, or sometimes I will keep an object until it becomes useful to another piece or work.? Mazzitelli?s message: ?I hope that people realize that junk can be made into something interesting, that it can be something that makes people think differently. I believe that we, as humans, waste too much, and we should try to think more about the way we discard unwanted rubbish. I believe recycling is a big thing that we must address. Every object can be used for another use. An unwanted tube can be used to mix paint, hold pens, or even flowers.? 

by D. Dominick Lombardi 
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This is a first. Yesterday Alex Mazitelli performed a very odd event in West London dressed in a get-up that included a black wire face mask/head basket blobbed with taxidermied ducklings. In the words of Salon Contemporary:

"Dressed as a very strange, avant-garde looking 'Duck Man', Mazitelli began by standing outside the gallery asking passers by to donate money for eggs. An hour later, collecting a whopping £6, the artist stopped by Sainsbury's (with an interesting response!!) and made his purchase. Mazitelli then proceeded to make egg paintings in the window of the gallery, handing his work out to an intrigued audience watching outside!"

Ravishing beasts

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East Midlands Finest, this sculpture looks like a taxidermist's nightmare, with a bright blue mannequin struggling on the other side of a partition wall it appears that the human and the beast are having a tug of war with bicycle chains. Appropriately this piece by Alex Mazzitelli is called ? A Mental Image of a past cycled experience? and has a most strange and tense feel about it.East Midlands Finest', 22- 29 August 2009, was an exhibition containing an array of artists from local universities at the Surface Gallery, 16 Southwell Road, Nottingham.