Marcelo Fernandez Mainardi was born in Buenos Aires, where he lives and works.
Biologist, designer, and teacher by profession, he is also dedicated to ceramic art.
He his inspired in virus, malformations and other not loved things by the humans.
He began as a child with his mother, ceramist, and giving the first steps in this art, later he incorporates techniques that allowed him to expand the repertoire of shapes, textures and, designs, to this he added the research and inquiry that gave him training as a Biologist. his work The work represents the evolution and variability of Species from the genetic modification, changes and the damage it causes.
The artist says: “Environment, evolution of man, development on the planet and consequences on nature, are keys of my work. They have always an inherent relationship with nature. I always try to depict a positive message too – the persistence of nature in recapturing what once belonged to the earth.”
He found a very strong point of connection with the mud-clay, because the fact of creation and destruction from this, is organic and symbolizes to sum up the beginning of our own lives.
Nature, fragility, weightlessness and repetition are all key elements that inspires the artist to explore and shape the porcelain with spontaneity, creating new organic forms inspired by the natural world. He is fascinated by the concept of multiples and the possibilities that it offers me to work with an extensive range of scale.
About his works: That inconsistency of transgenic seeds, now developed into plants, strange and malformed much as these seeds, since the beginning of his life, from its creation remain traces of the man who created them, retaining their huge sizes, and endless strength to subsist. (Marcelo Fernandez Mainardi)