Photograph of Artist MARCELO MAIA
MARCELO MAIA
New York City, New York - United States



Original Artworks (12)

Marcelo Maia; Blossom Diarie, 2018, Original Photography Cibachrome, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Photo used for Blossom Dearie s CD Cover, Blossom s Planet...
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Original Cibachrome Photograph, 2018
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Grace Jones, 1991, Original Photography Black and White, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Grace Jones Performing at the Palladium...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 1991
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Gogo 6, 1990, Original Photography Black and White, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Image part of the Sex   Money Project...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 1990
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Alan - 1, 1990, Original Photography Black and White, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Image part of the Sex   Money Project...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 1990
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Corpus Christi, 2011, Original Artistic Book, 5 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241 One of the images of my most recent project  Eros 3...
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Original Artistic Book, 2011
5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Blue Torso, 2011, Original Artistic Book, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 part of Eros 3...
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Original Artistic Book, 2011
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; The Mask, 2011, Original Artistic Book, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Part of Eros 3...
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Original Artistic Book, 2011
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; The Myth, 2011, Original Artistic Book, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is one of the images of the sex and power book Im working on Eros 3...
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Original Artistic Book, 2011
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Roberto, 1994, Original Photography Black and White, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 Published Image, Book Prometheus, Plate 4...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 1994
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Pascal, 1995, Original Photography Silver Gelatin, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 Published image, book Prometheus, Plate 20...
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Original Silver Gelatin Photograph, 1995
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Sam Torso, 1995, Original Photography Black and White, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 Published image, Book Prometheus, Plate 37...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 1995
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Marcelo Maia; Prometheus Cover, 1996, Original Photography Black and White, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is the image that is on the cover of my first book of portraits, Prometheus, published by St Martins Press in 1996...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 1996
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

Since 1991 I have used photography as the vehicle for discourses on sexuality. Beginning with the sex and money project, the metaphoric images of gogo dancers with cash belts were used to posit a bridge between the viewer, the concept of sexuality and it's relation to money. Next in the book Prometheus, the topic transposes to sexuality and racism. I redirect the Greek myth of the creation of man from the Caucasus to his known anthropological origins in Africa. By producing sensuous portraits of African-American men, I aimed to modulate the cultural image of both God and creation from the white marble to the black skin. The trilogy on sexuality will close with a book on the topic of Sex and Power which I'm working on. Certain that if art has the power to liberate people of their prejudices, I believe that self-awareness requires the analysis of sexuality. Sex has to be understood and not just looked at as tabu material or as a commodity , objectified and but not really discussed. It's time to grow up, to be able to talk openly about ourselves without fear of being labeled and dismissed. Lately I've been questioning the transformative power of art versus direct engagement on social issues that matters to me. So in parallel to working on my new book, I've became very much evolved with ACT UP NY. Activism, like photography can produce instant gratification. Well perhaps not ...