Monday, April 24, 2017

Engineered Paintants, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland

April 28 - June 4, 2017

Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
You are cordially invited to attend the opening in presence of the Artists
on Thursday April 27, from 5 to 7 pm. 

Olet lämpimästi tervetullut näyttelyiden avajaisiin taiteilijoiden läsnäollessa
torstaina 27. huhtikuuta kello 17-19.

The artist gained international attention in the 1990s when he began to make his series of "Paintants," or mutant paintings, that question the conventions of the medium in light of the burgeoning digital era. The series employs elements of digital photography and sculpture to emphasize and manipulate the spatial and temporal aspects of painting. Marcaccio's paintings are muscular and squirrely, often characterized by excess and ornamentation that is pushed into paradox with the ways in which the works are ultimately structural: The most fundamental elements of painting–canvas, brushstroke, stretcher–are emphasized so that they become the content of the work, rather than the means or support.