Original size: 213.4 x 251.4 x 20 cm
Hand Woven manila rope, climbing rope, alkyd paint, silicone, wood
Photographer: Fabian Marcaccio
Fabian Marcaccio (b.1963, Rosario, Argentina) lives and works in New York. Marcaccio’s work investigates whether the traditional medium of painting can survive in the digital age. He has used printmaking and transfer techniques to make paintings and became well know in the 1990s for his sculptural manipulations of the two-dimensional surface of canvas. More recently, he has relied upon digital and industrial techniques to infuse his painting process. The results are environmental work, animations, and “Paintants” that combine digitally manipulated imagery, sculptural forms, and three dimensionally painted surface.
He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe and South America. In 2004 a retrospective of his work was organised by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the same year that a solo exhibition of his work was mounted at the Miami Art Museum. He regularly exhibits with galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Cologne and Barcelona. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1995; Summer Projects at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2002, and Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, 2002. His multi-disciplinary collaborations have included projects with the architect Greg Lynn that resulted in an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, in 2001 and projects with composer Claudio Baroni creating animated operas and a 2005 scored, paintball performance at Weston Hall in Toronto.