Alexandre Mancini is a contemporary Brazilian artist whose innovative pieces brought the Brazilian tile art tradition back to the mainstream. Working onÂ 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 tilesÂ that are currently available at Viyet.
â€œRolideiâ€ is a colorful design composed of rectangles, squares, and triangles.Â Here, you can see how Mancini’s vivid colors draw the eye around the piece.
â€œSao Joseâ€ 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 toÂ protect against humidity and and reflect the sun. The â€œArtificios 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 â€œDois Trianguliosâ€ is of a more restrained design that draws you in and has an almost hypnotic quality. The smallÂ triangles guide your eye around in this stunning work.
â€œPA 12617â€ is another colorful design, using a series of squares to divide the triangular pattern.Â Done in both warm and cool colors, the work has a timeless appeal.