François Mascarello

Stucco furniture. Straw marquetry paravents. Wool and hemp rugs. Oil on kraft wallpapers ... By confronting materials, objects and trends, François Mascarello's atypical universe extends to New York from his Parisian studio.

Here is a man who does not apply any censorship to inspiration. Materials, ideas, movements, even a shadow on a photograph. He works them in the mass and does not hesitate to make them collide to bring out harmonies. The fragmented individualities enter into resonance. Under his hand, a motif, a symbol or a monochrome come alive or repeated to release the richest variations.

Stucco furniture. Straw marquetry screens. Wool and hemp rugs. Oil on kraft wallpapers ... By confronting materials, objects and trends, François Mascarello's atypical universe extends to New York from his Parisian studio.

Here is a man who does not apply any censorship to inspiration. Materials, ideas, movements, even a shadow on a photograph. He works them in the mass and does not hesitate to make them collide to bring out harmonies. The fragmented individualities enter into resonance. Under his hand, a motif, a symbol or a monochrome come alive or repeated to release the richest variations.

One could believe in freshly painted paintings, which still carry the breath of the workshop. If the effect is so striking, it is because François Mascarello has seized all the techniques of printing to give substance to his patterns and materials, to embody them even in the relief of the brushstroke.

In this corpus, straw, oil paint or kraft manage to transcend their original materiality to offer precious and sculptural works. Weeks spent with the machines to bring out all the finesse of the colors and the richness of the material, only the palpable trace of the work and its spectacular presence remain. The paint-material effects that the swelling of the ink really gives, the unique shimmer of metallic silk, the brilliance of copper.