Detail of painting by Fabian Marcaccio (screen capture: Gorky's Granddaughter)
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Fabian Marcaccio.
Marcaccio discusses his large scale "environmental" paintings which he describes as "creating a zone where your peripheral vision and your central vision can could keep putting together parts of the painting so the painting really is not an object but is a zone. It is actually a spatial, temporary situation, an expansion of the painting… you can see details that get at a totality."
Marcaccio argues that great painting is about amplification. "There is something that I chase," he says "that is how to amplify the given rhetorics of painting in order to let you have an intimacy with it."
Yau writes that Marcaccio's "recurring subject is the repeated and insistent destruction of the human body. Marcaccio has juiced Gerhardt Richter's flatfooted pictoriality into something visceral and strange. He has gone way beyond the photographic blur into a sci-fi realm where deformation is the norm."
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