Fragmented Abstract Portraits by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

Artist MASARE presents a collection of deconstructed portraits open to interpretation by the viewer. See more of his portfolio by visiting his website.

mixed media portrait of Jim Morrison by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“LIGHT MY FIRE (Jim Morrison)” epoxy paint and soot on canvas and wood, 93cm x 122cm

I´m Mauricio Sánchez Rengifo, an artist formally known as MASARE, born in Pereira, Colombia.

mixed media portrait of Kurt Cobain by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“TEEN SPIRIT (Kurt Cobain)” epoxy, enamel paint, plaster and gun powder on canvas and wood, 93cm x 122cm

Professionally, I am an architect. However, my passions include music and visual art. My formal training and passions merged to allow me to evolve into the artist I am today.

mixed media portrait of Chris Cornell by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“ALIVE IN THE SUPERUNKNOWN (Chris Cornell)” carved on glass, mirror and LED installation, 90cm diameter

I’m continually striving to find ways to enhance and express my art. I am always researching materials, tools, visuals effects and audio visuals to incorporate in my works.

mixed media portrait of Cliff Burto by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“CLIFF´EM ALL (Cliff Burton)” acrylics, epoxy paint and glass fragments on wood and canvas, 122cm x 138cm

In the last 14 years, my visual art has been composed with fragmentation and manipulation of shapes and forms. This technical form amplifies the visual effects. I am strongly influenced by kinetic and optical movements learned during my architectural training and from my love of Pop art.

mixed media portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“MARILYN´S DIAMONDS (Marilyn Monroe)” acrylics, epoxy paint and neon pigments on wood and canvas, 140cm x 140cm

My artwork is based on the recognition of images fragmented to the point where what one initially sees is the product of our subconscious mind. However, once the eye processes the information of the fragmented pieces, the viewer has the ability to experience what is beyond the visual effects.

mixed media portrait of Janis Joplin by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“COSMIC PEARL (Janis Joplin)” acrylics, epoxy paint and neon resin on wood and canvas, 93cm x 122cm

I deconstruct the subject’s face into plots, lines, serial geometrics, textures, reflections and refractions. This forces the viewer to journey into my artistic perspective and finally meet a recognizable face that stimulates a personal memory or emotion.

mixed media portrait of Amy Winehouse by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“REHAB (Amy Winehouse)” epoxy, enamel paint, broken glass and fabric on canvas and wood, 93cm x 122cm

The process of discovery is the journey I want to create in each of my works.

Artist Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo with his work

Artist MASARE with his work

I want everyone to experience my art as if someone was experiencing a song or album that they enjoy, going through ups and downs, traveling through their memories and emotions.

mixed media portrait of Layne Staley by Mauricio Sanchez Rengifo

“MAN IN THE BOX (Layne Staley)” epoxy paint on wood, 217cm x 122cm

I portray the subject to inspire both a conscious and subconscious encounter. This allows a progressive discovery from different perspectives, whether in distances or variable light conditions, empowering the viewer.

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