FERNANDO MASTRANGELO (BORN 1978) IS A BROOKLYN-BASED CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
Fernando Mastrangelo uses materials for their aesthetic and historical senses and for their power to signify. His works ignore any bias regarding criss-crossing design and fine art as well as commodity and aesthetic functions. Mastrangelo uses pure form and symbolic meaning to transform commodity goods into sculptures, functional objects, and wall-hanging pieces referencing art and social histories as well as the seductive ideas of sacred geometry. With materials such as salt, coffee, sand, and cement, the artist expands our experience of everyday materials, granting them an otherwise unnoticed cutting-edge, sophisticated minimalism. The works are intriguingly contradictory – being both rugged and refined, durable and delicate – yet without fail, they achieve harmony through Mastrangelo’s painstakingly precise production.Additionally, Mastrangelo is the founder of a design firm MMATERIAL that runs out of his Brooklyn studio.