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NYsferatu is a rotoscope recreation of Friedrich W. Murnau’s seminal 1922 film N osferatu , itself an adaptation
of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Each background scene has been entirely redrawn to set the film in present day New
York City. Taking the first step in a three-year process, Mastrovito and a team of 12 artists drew each
background three times to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The artist,
whose installations have captivated viewers throughout Europe and New York, aimed to create a summary of
our times, a kind of “everybody’s biography” using cinema as a popular language.

Andrea Mastrovito (b. 1978) is a New York-based, Italian-born artist whose artistic path snakes through the
reinvention of drawing and swings from his studio to the audience through public performances and
installations. He is the 2007 recipient of the New York Prize, 2012 recipient of the Moroso Prize, and 2016
recipient of the Ermanno Casoli Prize. Solo exhibitions include N ’importe où hors du monde , Chateaux de la
Drome (2015), France; H ere the Dreamers Sleep , Andersen Museum, Rome (2015); A t the End of the Line , GAMEC,
Bergamo (2014); and L e Cinque Giornate , Museo del Novecento, Milan (2011). His works have also been included
in numerous group exhibitions across Europe and United States including: Museum of Art and Design, New
York, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st century and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Manchester Art Gallery,
Manchester; B.P.S. 22, Charleroi; Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne

 

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