3-9 Marcaccio fetishizes the brushstroke as both erotic and sensual

Marcaccio fetishizes the brushstroke as both erotic and sensual. His graffiti-like digitized brushstrokes bring to mind paintings of Roy Lichtenstein in their playful intent and bracketing of painting’s processes and myths as a subject in itself. He employs a collage technique to let something new emerge from visual chaos that still has an identifiable fidelity to the tradition of painting. This process parallels the innovations made in contemporary digital dance music with its breaks, cuts, samples, sonic textures, and complex new synthetic rhythms. His works embody the culture of sampling that is at the center of our new visual and aural world.

Simon Wallis

Hybrids. International Contemporary Painting, Tate Gallery Publishing, 2001