Fabian Marcaccio was born in Argentina in 1963 and has lived since 1985 in New York. He uses modern techniques in an attempt to redefine painting, extending its parameters in time and space. His Paintant Stories is in every way an exceptional work. Over a length of approximately 100 meters the artist unfolds a universal panorama of contemporary existence, with all its contradictions and conflicts. Marcaccio presents the human condition as a network of discontinuities frozen at a single moment in time.
Plunged into a series of microcosms and macrocosms, the viewer is simultaneously exposed to infinity and fragmentation, chaos and order, the concrete and the abstract. With our attention constantly being captured by a wide range of allusions and associations, we are unable to grasp this multifaceted work in its entirety.
At Casa Daros, Paintant Stories is set up so as to wind through the exhibition spaces of the first floor. At a given point, the work passes through the outside wall and crosses the institution’s indoor courtyard in suspended form.
Curated by Hans-Michael Herzog
Paintant Stories, 2000
Oil, silicone, solvent base inks and polymers on vinyl, wooden structure
Approx. 4 x 100 m
Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zürich
Website Fabian Marcaccio