Above, a selection of Alexandre Mancini’s work, as seen in the Biasi Catani showroom.

Alexandre Mancini is a contemporary Brazilian artist whose innovative pieces brought the Brazilian tile art tradition back to the mainstream. Working on tiles, Mancini often brings together color and geometric forms to create a dynamic effect. And though his style is undoubtedly modern, his works pay tribute to the artists of Brazil’s past, such as Paulo Rossi Osir. Take a closer look at a few of Mancini’s tiles that are currently available at Viyet.


Rolidei” is a colorful design composed of rectangles, squares, and triangles. Here, you can see how Mancini’s vivid colors draw the eye around the piece.


Sao Jose” is named after the city in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The geometric shapes done in black and white lend a sense of graphic drama. Displayed in a white or grey room or on a brightly painted wall (think lipstick red or neon yellow), it’s a piece that commands your attention.


The tiles of Colonial Brazil that inspired Mancini’s work were surprisingly functional: the ceramic tiles were used on facades to protect against humidity and and reflect the sun. The “Artificios Geometricos #27” gives the illusion of depth in this bold pattern. One can imagine this beautiful design on an exterior wall in a courtyard.


Mancini’s “Dois Triangulios” is of a more restrained design that draws you in and has an almost hypnotic quality. The small triangles guide your eye around in this stunning work.


PA 12617” is another colorful design, using a series of squares to divide the triangular pattern. Done in both warm and cool colors, the work has a timeless appeal.

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