Sobre - Brief History
Silper, Mauro (1948, Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brazil) artist who lives and works in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Graduated in Law and autodidact in Fine Arts, has his focus in painting.
The early taste for drawing emerged in childhood and has been improving over time, until the 1970s, when he lived in New York, starts in painting professionally. Returning to Brazil he made his first exhibition in the city of Barbacena / MG. Since then, built his artistic career gradually punctuated by achievements and participations in exhibitions , winning some art awards.
Concurrently, he has developed activities related to the artwork including graphic arts and photography and made artwork for numerous business clients. In the middle of the 2000s, he begins to devote himself exclusively to painting, increasing his operational scope in the art scene.
He visited several museums in Brazil and abroad, including The Metropolitan of Art (New York/USA), Louvre and D’Orsey Museuns (Paris/France), Museo Nacional del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid/Spain), Sao Paulo Art Museum (Sao Paulo/Brazil), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam / Netherlands) among others, improving his knowledge and adding new aesthetic values.
Among the art exhibitions he has performed-participated in, there are the solo exhibit Quietude Íntima at National Congress Cultural Center, Brasilia,DF (2015); Luminescências at Vallourec Cultural Center, Belo Horizonte, MG (2015); Pinturas de Mauro Silper at Abilio Barreto Historical Museum, Belo Horizonte, MG (2013) and Intracenas at Beatriz Abi-Acl Art Gallery, Belo Horizonte, MG (2012). Abroad, he exhibited at Colorida Art Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal (2014). The group exhibits at Inimá de Paula Museum (2015) and Artes e Ofícios Museum (2013) in Belo Horizonte,MG are worth mentioning. He also has participated in contemporary art fairs in Sao Paulo (2014/2013) and Rio de Janeiro (2013), Brazil.
In addition to being exhibited in excellent art galleries, his works are part of private and official collections in the country and abroad, as in Abilio Barreto Historical Museum in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, National Congress Museum in Brasilia, Brazil and France Libertés, Fondation Danielle Mitterrand in Paris, France.