Ricardo Maffei, hyper-realist painter

Ricardo Maffei is a Chilean artist who does hyper-realistic still lifes of mundane objects in natural light. Maffei is represented in New York City by Marlborough Gallery.

Ricardo Maffei has his sixth solo show at Marlborough Gallery January 11 – February 4, 2017. It features eleven still lifes in pastel. It is the first exhibition of Maffei’s still lifes of metal wire.

The sample image looks like a photo of an installation, but it is a pastel painting.

Construcción de alambre, 2016
pastel on paper
29 2/8 x 25 3/8 in., 74.2 x 64.3 cm
Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery

About Ricardo Maffei

Ricardo Maffei was born in Santiago de Chile in 1953. He studied painting with Miguel Venegas Cifuentes, the Chilean master realist painter. Maffei was also a friend and student of Chilean hyper-realist painter Claudio Bravo. Maffei’s work and career arc invite obvious comparisons with Bravo.

Maffei has long exhibited internationally. His work is in notable collections at Museo de Artes Visuales de Santiago, General Electric, Nestlé and Telefónica.

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