Marco Battaglini (1969) is an Italian artist born in Verona. He specializes in painting (using mixed techniques), pictorial appropriationism, high relief and sculpture. His artistic work creates a pleasant wound in the chronotope. Through an ever dialoguing 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. Battaglini invites us to rethink ourselves in this global village where the supposed democratization of culture has led to a heterogeneous and inconsistent composé.
Battaglini sees art as human being’s extraordinary capacity of transforming preconceived ideas. He understands it as a high mode of communication that exposes the vulnerability of purist structures and patterns. In a world where most sociocultural paradigms have come to a dead end, it is impossible to find an unscathed context to frame reality. Thus, it becomes clear that canons are only collateral effects of the cultural environments that have molded them. Then, any interpretation is the observation of only one of the sides that make up the prism.
The artist has exhibited his work in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, Colonia, San José, Basel and Dubai, among others.