The Baginski, Galeria / Projectos presents Mauro Restiffe's first solo exhibition in Lisbon, integrated in the Trienal de Arquitectura.
For the gallery's show, the Brazilian artist chose a set of black and white photographs of large format, wich reveal the architecture as its main theme.
The images in this exhibition reveal two different and complementary approaches of the way the artist deals with the architecture: one more reflexive, where there's a conceptual exploration of the space itself, and another one, more formal, where the space is deconstructed, becoming more abstract.
Mauro Restiffe was born in São José do Rio Pardo, Brazil, in 1970. Today he lives and Works in São Paulo, Brazil.
He studied cinema at the FAAP in São Paulo and he also studied photography at the International Center of Photography, in New York, between 1994 and 1995, and in 2006 joined the 27ªa Bienal de São Paulo. In 2010 presented his last solo exhibition at Galeria Fortes Vilaça, in São Paulo and exhibited "Mirante" at PhotoEspaña'09, which was selected for BES Photo award 2010 and wich resulted in an exhibition, part of Museu Colecção Berardo's program, in Lisbon, and Pinacoteca de São Paulo, in Brazil, 2011. As a photographer, Mauro Restiffe, chooses black and white and the non-manipulation on his images. His pictures can deal with intimate matters or public issues (like architectural or urban spaces), revealing a careful and critical view of the environment around.