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Marco Battaglini

Costa Rica

Mixed Media, Airbrush on Canvas

Size: 27.6 W x 37 H x 0.1 D in

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Marco Battaglini Marco Battaglini (1969) is an Italian artist born in Verona. He specializes in painting (using mixed techniques), pictorial appropriationism, high relief and sculpture. He has lived in several countries, finally settling down in Costa Rica, where he has been living since 1994. During his early years, he saw his rebellious essence fueled by his family’s mental openness: he was blessed by growing within a freethinking nucleus, his parents found in him an energetic influx that they would not repress but, on the contrary, foment. Hence, while his transmuting spirit started showing a subversive personality, they accepted with wisdom the way his instinct was leading to: it was not necessary to divert a boat that already knew the location of its safe harbor. At the age of thirteen, he entered the Liceo Artistico di Verona where he finally found his vocation. Here, he focused and channeled the stream of his gifts towards a clearly defined goal. Soon after, he graduated from the Università di Venezia (I.U.A.V.) and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. He has exhibited his work in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, Colonia, San José, Basel and Dubai, among others. ARTPOPCLASSIC – an eye-opening recontextualization towards new paradigms Marco Battaglini’s artistic work creates a pleasant wound in the chronotope. Through an everdialoguing play between classical elements and contemporary urban scenes, the Italian artist reveals a “coincidentia oppositorum”, intrinsic aspect of the great myths where the different poles of duality meet, creating a playful space to converse and reinterpret reality. The contrast that is immediately evident reveals the contradictions of modernity, revealing its inconsistencies, commonly narrowed and framed by the mental models that have become profoundly ingrained in the status quo.

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Mixed Media:Airbrush on Canvas

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Size:27.6 W x 37 H x 0.1 D in

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Through a subtle interplay of multiple realities overlapping in the chronotope, Battaglini evidences the contradictions in mental models about the temporal contrast (chronological), and the cultural and linguistic barriers. Compositions which at first seem 'logicals', immediately reveal temporal and spatial limitations that are disruptive in the interpretation of reality. Battaglini invites us to think that in today's global village, with the 'democratization' of culture, the evolution of knowledge, information immediacy, immersed in the heterogeneity, the Patchwork Culture forces us to confront with a need understanding beyond our geographical boundaries of time. Probably the uniqueness of the Italian artist Marco Battaglini is to conceptualize the possible coexistence of the ideals of classical beauty with the anti-aesthetic, the combination of the divine and refined with the vulgar, through a composition that can complement different realities in an eternal instant. His research of multidimensionality leads him to overlap different temporal, spatial and cultural realities, where everything seems to make sense… This is ultimately the Battaglini’s purpose: remove barriers that distort the perception of reality.

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