andrey zignnatto

andrey zignnatto

source: myartguides
In the exhibition Deslocamentos, the artist Andrey Zignnatto (b. 1981, Jundiaí) created three large-scale pieces especially for the space; the public may see the intervention Manta II, made in order to ‘cover’ the gallery’s facade, Erosions II, an installation that will occupy the whole internal space of the galley, and Manta I, occupying the space’s smaller room.

At the gallery’s entrance, the work Manta II coats the building’s facade with bricks that form an organic entrance, opening a sliver so that the public may enter the space. In Erosões II, overlaid bricks, cut by knife by the artist, take the floor of the gallery’s main room. In Manta I, small bricks float in space hung by nylon strings, showing that the naturally heavy material made to establish the basis of buildings, may subvert its logic and functionality.

The artist, originally from Jundiaí, develops pieces molded in brick, a material that he learned to manipulate while at a pottery shop as a pre-adolescent. ‘I started learning how to manipulate the brick while its still humid, grouping and slicing the pieces until they got to these formats,’ says the artist. ‘I was really impressed when I realized that the people that worked there were able to tell time through the slits of sunlight that went through the bricks,’ says Andrey.

Andrey specialized himself in the process, understanding the functionality of the types of bricks, like the ‘baiano brick,’ exploring its design, versatility. ‘Being a self-taught artist, I allow that the choice of material, as well as the system of the production process be defined according to a specific demand for each idea.’ The artist also learned to manipulate industrial equipment, like presses, guillotines and ovens. ‘So, many ideas also came in spontaneous ways through a direct contact with the production process,’ he analyses.

His experience influenced him to develop modeled pieces in which he extracts the original functionality from the industrialized object and establishes an artistic character upon the pieces. ‘My intention is precisely to generate a new dialogue between the object and the person,’ justifies the artist.

In the text written to present the exhibition, the curator, Rejane Cintrão states: ‘This series by Zignnatto takes us to reflect upon how some forms imposed by architects, engineers and politicians may and should be reconsidered. By using the same material that constructs square and modular buildings that result in monotonous gray cities, which have nothing to do with the forms in nature, he proposes a new way to see the city and the objects created by man.’
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source: zignnatto
Andrey Zignnatto nasceu em 18 de fevereiro de 1981, natural de Jundiaí cidade onde reside. Artista autodidata, trabalha entre São Paulo e Jundiaí.

Participou de diversos cursos e oficinas pela Associação dos Artistas Plásticos de Jundiaí, onde também atuou como professor entre 1.999 a 2.011. Em 2013, participou da 4a. Edição do “Colônia de Férias”, realizado no Atelier 397. Frequenta o grupo de discussões de projeto Atelier Hermes, com acompanhamento dos artistas Nino Cais e Marcelo Amorim.

Presidente fundador da Associação Cultural Menorah. Idealizador do Circuito de Artes Visuais de Jundiaí; Futuro – Salão Nacional de Artes Visuais – Arte Contemporânea e Novas Tecnologias; Movimenta – Festival Nacional de Dança Contemporânea; Diretor Artístico da Fluxus Cia de Dança Contemporânea.
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source: zignnatto
Andrey Zignnatto was born on February 18, 1981 in Jundiaí – São Paulo, the city where he resides.

He is self-taught artist, and works in São Paulo. Attended several courses and workshops by the Association of Plastic Artists of Jundiaí, where he also served as professor from 1999-2011. In 2013, participated in the 4th. Edition of “Summer Camp” held at the Atelier 397. Attend the group discussions Atelier Hermes project, with accompanying artists Nino Cais and Marcelo Amorim.

He is founding president of the Menorah Cultural Association. Creator of Jundiaí Visual Arts Circuit ; Future – National Salon of Visual Arts – Contemporary Art and New Technologies, and Moves – National Festival of Contemporary Dance; Fluxus Dance Company artistic director.
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source: jardimdohermes
Andrey Zignnatto nasceu em 1981 em Jundiaí, cidade onde reside. Trabalha entre Jundiaí e São Paulo. Artista autodidata, participou 4a. Edição do “Colônia de Férias” – Atelier 397. Participa da Escola Entrópica do Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Idealizador do Circuito de Artes Visuais de Jundiaí; diretor do Futuro – Salão Nacional de Artes Visuais – Arte Contemporânea e Novas Tecnologias; e Movimenta – Festival Nacional de Dança Contemporânea; diretor de composição artística da Fluxus Cia de Dança Contemporânea. Recebeu vários prêmios com destaque para Prêmio Honra ao Mérito Arte e Patrimônio – IPHAN/MINC – mostra coletiva no Centro Cultural Paço Imperial; 18º Festival Cultura Inglesa – projeto “Umbrella” – Britsh Culture Center – SP; 1º lugar no 11º Salão Nacional Elke Hering – Blumenau – SC; Prêmio Aquisitivo 45º Salão Nacional de Arte Contemporânea de Piracicaba; 1º lugar no 4º Salão Nacional de Arte em Cerâmica de Curitiba; Prêmio Estímulo de Cultura da Prefeitura Municipal de Jundiaí.