Maurizio Donzelli’s work explores the interaction between a viewer and an artwork, particularly in regard to the crystalline geometry of a glassy surface and the distancing effect this evokes, even as its sheen allures. Donzelli uses curvilinear forms, drawn from nature, in order to suggest a natural and fecund power. Simultaneously, these forms often have hard edges and crystalline structures that blur at the margins and break down the borders between each geometric shape. This breakdown suggests an alternate form of perception, creating a sense of uneasy beauty.
Donzelli’s work has been exhibited in a number of solo shows throughout Italy, including at Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery in Florence, Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Altemps in Rome, Giacomo Guidi Gallery in Rome, and Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. He has also contributed to group exhibitions at galleries and institutions such as United States Embassy in Rome, Padiglione Esprit Nouveau Bologna, Italy, Galleria Gagliardi Art System in Turin, and Galleria Della Biennale Malindi in Kenya.