Petar Mazev (February 10, 1927, Kavadarci – March 13, 1993, Skopje) was a Macedonian academic painter, who is considered one of the most important postwar painters who introduced new energy into contemporary Macedonian art.
Education and Career
He graduated from the Academy of arts in Belgrade, Socialist Republic of Serbia in 1953 where he studied under painter Zoran Petrovic. He was professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He graduated from the Academy of Painting Arts in Belgrade. He had held individual exhibitions in the United States, China, India, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and other countries. He was a member of the artistic group "Mugri".
Expressionism was a constant presence in his paintings, but before choosing expressionism, he went through several phases including his White Phase and Warm Phase. In the mid-1960s, Mazev started to include in his non-figurative paintings in muted colours and rendered in dense and grainy impasto with materials such as burnt wooden plates, glass, scrap-metal sheets, and sand. In addition to paintings (mostly oil on canvas), he was also the author of murals, mosaics and ceramic arts.