Fabian Marcaccio never viewed painting as a forum for subjective inspiration. Hence—regarding techniques—his use of print processes which, by definition, already create a certain distance to the picture. No less important a factor in this is Marcaccio’s long-term, highly intelligent engagement with the history of painting and its paradigms. He takes the status quo as a given and, against this background, unfurls a wealth of puzzles and provocations—not simply for the sake of provoking, but in order to constantly re-set the boundaries of painting, thereby preserving its potential and its standards.
Fabian Marcaccio. Paintant Stories, Kerber Verlag, 2001