Guido Mauas’ passion for drawing and painting began during his childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Inspired by his older brother drawing and his mother painting in her atelier, he began his first drawings. He has always been interested in other activities too, such as astronomy, music, and creative writing. He studied Mathetmatics in the University of Buenos Aires for some time, before going back to being fully dedicated to painting. Mainly self-taught, he attended New York Academy of Arts for studies in Human Figure with Mark Tennant, and was awarded a scholarship twice to study with Antonio Lopez García in Spain.

Mainly focusing on the human form, he works in oil, charcoal and graphite. Letting light and shadow speak on their own, each painting is for him a new exploration. In this sense, flexibility in technique and a solid understanding of anatomical drawing are foundations in his work. The language of nudes and a deeper meaning in portraiture are what fuel his most current endeavours, searching for the edge where the person and the enigma meet: a moment of that ever changing tension between the known and the unknown.

Studies

  • 2017: Selected to participate in Workshop on Figurative Painting taught by Antonio Lopez García (Melilla, Spain)
  • 2014: Studied Human Figure Drawing and Painting under Mark Tennant at the New York Academy of Arts (New York, USA)
  • 2014: Selected to participate in Antonio Lopez García Workshop on Figurative Painting taught by Antonio Lopez García (Almería, Spain)
  • 2010-2012: Attended drawing and painting lessons at Laura Delgado’s studio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Solo Shows

  • 2017 – La casa de al Lado, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2015 – El Trueno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Group Shows

  • 2018 – ”Central Newbery”, “16 artists”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2018 – “Buen Plan”, “Mauas/Gutierrez/Zana”,Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2018 – “Error Gallery”, “Mauas/Libman”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2017 – El Serpa, “35×50”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2017 – Museo Banco Provincia, “Gran Premio Pintura Banco Provincia 2017”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2017 – “Error Gallery”, “#Error Presenta”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2016 – El Serpa, “35×50”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2016 – CC Borges, “International Biennal of Contemporary Art”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2016 – Borges 1975, “Figuraciones”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2015 – U.N.A., “Festival del Color”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2015 – El Colectivo del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2014 – MODOS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2014 – Legislatura Porteña, “El Arte por el Arte”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2014 – DeSignum Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2012 – Laura Delgado’s Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2011 – National Congress, “Instancias Plásticas”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2010 – Passional Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Grants and Awards

  • Finalist, Gran Premio Pintura Banco Provincia, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017
  • Special Mention, Salon de Pintura Estímulo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017
  • Medal, XI Plein Air Painting Competition, Sívori Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2013
  • Diploma, IX Plein Air Painting Competition, Sívori Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2013