Didier Mazuru

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Didier Mazuru

Born in Paris in 1953, Didier Mazuru has lived and worked in Stockholm since 1981. He was trained as an architect. "I am fascinated by images that, like the bed of a river kneaded by the combined efforts of alluvial deposits and the work of erosion. By its texture, its more or less patinated aspect, its breaks, edges or curves, by its color more or less oxidized, the composition of its matter ... it makes me feel its age and the paths that led it to find its shape . She tells me her story silently.”

On the advice of his friends Eric Desmazières and especially Yves Doaré - who will  introduced him to the different techniques - Didier Mazuru began to take an interest in engraving around 1978. In 1981 he forgot architecture and painted, especially chisel and etching, sometimes with aquatint, drypoint or roulette. In his struggle with copper, he rediscovers the preoccupations of primitive painters: "I like the painting of primitives because I feel that ... the strength of their works seems directly related to the limitation of their technique and the possibilities they know how to draw".