Marco Mazzoni

19-04-2018 Via Della Spiga 50 – H 19 Music Icons

Inspired by Dondup’s Spring Summer 18 collection theme, internationally acclaimed artist/illustrator Marco Mazzoni interprets 6 music icons from the past and today, using his distinctive trait and colours for some outstanding portraits.

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Marco Mazzoni

Artist, Draughtsman, Illustrator. This is Marco Mazzoni, in only 3 words. Not only are his works exhibited in some of the most established galleries in the world, such as The Biennale di Venezia and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (US), but he has also made record covers for several bands and artists, such as Kashmir (Sony Music), Miss May I (Sharptone Records), A Lot Like Birds (Equal Vision Records) and Phantasma (Napalm Records).

Points of view project

Artist, Draughtsman, Illustrator. This is Marco Mazzoni, in only 3 words. He lives in Milan, he works for the New Yorker. From his privileged point of view, He will talk about contemporarity and the near future, starting every time from a simple #keyword.
Marco Mazzoni is the coloured pencil of D360, editorial project made up of latitudes, stories, cultures.
D360: portable speaker, deep subwoofer, panoramic eye.

About me

  • Birthday: 17.01.1982
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Favoured colour: Indigo Blue
  • Motto: if you get tired learn to rest not to quit (Banksy)
  • Dondup favourite fashion item: Cotton sweater    
If you get tired learn to rest not to quit (Banksy)

I was born in a small town, I live in Milan and I love the metropolis that welcomed me.

I started drawing as a child and I haven’t stopped yet. I collaborated with The New Yorker and made record covers for Kashmir (Sony Music), Miss May I (Sharptone Records), A Lot Like Birds (Equal Vision Records) and Phantasma (Napalm Records).

I collaborate with Jonathan LeVine Projects (New Jersey) and Thinkspace Projects (Los Angeles) in the USA, and Gallery Benoni (Copenhagen), Galleria Patricia Armocida (Milan), Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan) in Europe.

My works have been exhibited at the 54th International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Italian Pavilion, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Padiglione Regionale Lombardia, Palazzo Te, Mantua, at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (US), Honolulu Museum of Art School (US) and the Fondazione Stelline (Milan).

I have just published a children’s book “Mirta And Her Pawsome Friend”, and a collection of all my sketchbooks over the last five years.

I love cooking dishes that require a lot of time and a lot of patience, for my future wife.

I spend my days amongst paper, colored pencils and an oversized French bulldog that forgets to sleep and wants to be petted all the time.

From every trip I bring home at least a T-shirt and a mug.

Music is part of my world, especially Italian independent music.

I’m obsessed with time: I can’t work without close deadlines.