Represented by Art Projects International, New York.
Texts – Santiago Bengolea

Essay by Santiago Bengolea from the catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Mariano Ferrante at Zavaleta Lab Arte Contemporáneo, 2015.


Mariano Ferrante is a contemporary artist committed to painting and drawing. A dedicated and obsessive researcher, a scientist, looking into and constantly re-elaborating the act of painting, questioning even his own ideas until arriving always to new results.

A circle and the repetition of this same element over and over again leads to the creation of a universe of its own, based on its own laws, both physical and spiritual. Using drawing as a language and the pencil as an instrument chosen for its strength, simplicity and sensitivity, the artist presents this mathematical composition of which we start being part immediately as we enter the room.

Santiago Bengolea
Director PROA 21 at the Fundación PROA