Mauricio Negro

Artist in São Paulo, Brazil

Mauricio Negro

Artist in São Paulo, Brazil

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Brazilian visual artist, writer, designer and illustrator of more than a hundred books by remarkable Brazilian writers such as Mário de Andrade, José Lins do Rego, Darcy Ribeiro, Monteiro Lobato, Daniel Munduruku, Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós, Edimilson de Almeida Pereira, Lázaro Ramos, Ferreira Gullar, Ana Maria Machado, Maria Valéria Rezende, Castro Alves, Rogério Andrade Barbosa, Orígenes Lessa, Lima Barreto, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Luís da Câmara Cascudo; and also foreign authors such as Manuel Rui, Pepetela, Ikechukwu Sunday Nkeechi, Maria Teresa Andruetto, Eunice de Souza, Christian Léourier, Paula Salnot, Pierre-Marie Léourier Beaude, among many others.

His artwoks and books have been awarded, cataloged and exhibited in many countries like Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Korea, Slovakia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Uruguay, Vietnam and others.

Books as author-illustrator: Gente de cor, cor de gente (Editora FTD), Por fora bela viola (Edições SM); Jóty, o tamanduá (Global Editora and Éditions Reflets d'Ailleurs); A palavra do grande chefe, Quem não gosta de fruta é xarope, Zum Zum Zum, Balaio de Gato e Mundo Cão (Global Editora).

Graduated with a degree in Social Communication at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM)/Universidade de São Paulo (USP); plus a period of studies, research and projects in Paris 2005/2006.

Monotypes, pyroengraving or scracthboard mixed with natural pigments, alternative and recycled materials, anilines and organic elements. His approach flirts with ethnic, ancestral, traditional and indigenous cultures as well the so-called spontaneous, popular or folk art. He currently serves as a Council Member at SIB – Society of Illustrators of Brazilan and editorial coordinator of the Muiraquitãs Collection.

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  • Work
    • Negro Ateliê
  • Education
    • Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing