The work by Sebastiano Mauri is characterised by an anthropological and descriptive approach to the emotional sphere of existence, one based on the theme of gender, diversity, and the consequent fear of otherness (also a recurrent theme in his writing). His visionary and desecrating aesthetic has its starting point in a continual process of accumulating icons and symbols of the contemporary world; this Italian-Argentinean artist selects them, and transfers and transforms them into mixed-media sculptures, photos, and videos.
Sebastiano Mauri (Milan 1972) lives in Milan and Buenos Aires. He has exhibited his work in solo shows at Palazzo Bonvicini, Venice, during the 55th Biennale; MACRO, Rosario (Argentina); MACRO, Rome, (Art in the lobby); and in numerous galleries, including Otto Zoo, Milan; Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice; Braga Menendez Arte Contemporanea, Buenos Aires; Not Gallery, Naples. He has taken part in various group shows, among which the Istanbul Biennale; the Havana Biennale; the Prague Quadrennial; Les Rencontres, Arles; and the Milan Triennial. He has published two books: a novel, Goditi il problema (Rizzoli), and an essay, Il giorno più felice della mia vita (Rizzoli). His first fictional film, Favola, has been presented at TFF, Torino Film Festival 2017.