Fabian Marcaccio is a pioneer in the transition between analog and digital painting. Since the 1990s, he has worked with digital compositing, digital printing, and later on 3D printing to create a variety of pictorial works that he calls Paintants (painting+mutant). Marcaccio emphasizes the digital process as part of a personal manipulation of the techniques instead of focusing on ready-mades or made-to-order culture. His works range from digitally printed painting to photo-painting-sculptures to mural-like environmental paintings. For Spring Break Art Show, Marcaccio has created a full 3D printed environmental painting-sculpture that stretches a the 24’ room. The work will consist of a constellation of “plastemas” (new pictorial 3D printed painting activities) that work together in a swarming structure. Each of the pieces is made with colored plastic and pigmented silicone; they are engineered to be supported by rope and aluminum suspended in the space.
The artist was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1963. He lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Major solo exhibitions include “Paintant Stories” Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro (2014); “Some USA Stories”, Krefeld Kunstmuseen,Krefeld, Germany (2012); “The Structural Canvas Paintants”, Lehmbruk Museum, Duisburg, Germany (2012) and “From Altered Paintings to Paintants”, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz Liechtenstein (2004). Artists Website: http://paintantsstudio.blogspot.com