Mario Ferrante is born in 1957 in Rome but his roots are in classic and addictive Brazilian culture that shines through his works and his artistic style.
He lives and works between Rome and Benevento where he creates his studio. It is a place frequented by young students and fans for all ages.
Firstly, he works to many collective exhibitions but he realizes also his first personal exposition in St. Andrea delle Fratte Cloister in Rome. Since this moment he becomes famous for national and international public and critics. Since the Eighty he becomes a landmark for international art galleries exposing in Italian halls – reserved for the Official Italian flag carrier’s customers- in the most important international airports.
He is one of the marketed artists of Polygraphed group and Bureau of Engraving. He exposes at Venice Palace in Rome, National Art Club in New York, Brazilian embassy in Berlin.
He expresses his art also by bronze sculptures, the most important is dedicated to the Longobardian Prince Arechi II in Benevento, near Santa Sofia church (World Heritage Site). He realizes also a bronze (Bearzot Prize) and donated to the Pope Benedetto XVI. Some of his works are in the movie “Manuale d’amore 3”, in particular in the famous scene with Robert De Niro and Monica Bellucci.
The relevant year for his career is 2013 because he realizes different expositions in Italy, in Montecarlo (during the Italian culture month), in Berlin in George Berlin Gallery, in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro where the Us Acli gives to Pelè the Bearzot Prize. This prize was given before to C.T. Mazzari of Naples team, Prandelli, Montella and the Pope Benedetto XVI.
This exposition represents a more relevant project and the Ambassador of Italy in Brazil (Gherardo la Francesca) says: “we would move Ferrante and his studio in Brazil in order to educate many students. Mario teaches since 30 years young students that live for this vocation”.