Mamia Malazonia

Art and literature are one and the same for Mamia Malazonia. With gouache on paper or panel, he creates literary images. It are the stories of Boccaccio, Goethe, Ibsen, Gogol, Apollinaire, Nabokov, Ionesco, because for him, they constitute ‘The great album of classical literature’, which Malazonia works on since 1976.
While you read and enjoy the images you will discover even more details in the complex simplicity. You could play a literary quiz with them and question each image: what famous story is being told here? Or, you can look at the pictures to read a book again, but now relive the poetry by the hand and the eyes of Malazonia.