Here’s another artist, another painter, who looks to the human figure, to existentialism, to try and make sense of our relationship with the world. Mirco Marcacci’s drawings, paintings and glass sculptures of human figures are a manifestation, a visual treatment of the ideas behind existentialism, an attempt to find a language that can express and relate the material to the immaterial, a visual narrative that represents the uncertainties and weaknesses of the human soul.
What I love about his work whether it be on paper on canvas, pencil or paint, is his limited palette and expressive brushstrokes. His style is graphic, the forms symbolic as if part of a secret language that only he can understand. His life drawings on the other hand are wonderfully minimal and stark. And again in red and black, hard hitting, striking and immediately engaging.