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Marco Battaglini

Costa Rica

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 55.1 H x 0 D in

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EXPLOSIVE JUXTAPOSITIONS ARTPOPCLASSIC® by Marco Battaglini With explosive juxtapositions, the artist Marco Battaglini confronts the principles of idealistic beauty, personified in Renaissance painting, with the modern anarchic anti-consumerist ideology of graffiti, which defends the transformative power of disfigurement. With great visual impact, the details of the pastiche artworks deliberately expose the divergence between these two stylistic trends to emphasize the superficiality of our modern culture and the collapse of the concept of art and culture as a linear progression. “I have always liked art. I am the son of artists and all my studies have been in the field of the Arts: Liceo Artistico in Verona and then Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice”, says Marco Battaglini, who moved to Costa Rica from Italy some twenty years ago. “There are many movements that have influenced me. During my training, I became interested in surrealism, followed by abstract expressionism, up to conceptual art. I think that my fascination for different artists, movements, concepts and techniques has given rise to the desire to unify, to merge the different expressions, aesthetic and temporal, in a single composition”. Marco's "individual compositions" are energetic frames that can contain everything from ancient Greek pillars to Renaissance nudes, modern luxury brands, and urban graffiti. They gently combine respect for tradition with a tendency to rebellion. The beauty of classic order and form goes hand in hand with a wild and independent self-expression. It is as if these different forms of creativity are not enemies, but friends, two sides of the same coin. Neither can be suppressed or neglected. Both must always be on display, allowed and committed.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:39.4 W x 55.1 H x 0 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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