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Marco Battaglini  San Jose, Costa Rica

Airbrush and Digital on Canvas
'Gentlemen prefer blondes'

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About Marco

Marco Battaglini is an artist based in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Through a subtle interplay of multiple realities overlapping in the chronotope, Battaglini evidences the contradictions in mental models about the temporal contrast (chronological), and the cultural and linguistic barriers. Compositions which at first seem ‘logicals’, immediately reveal temporal and spatial limitations that are disruptive in the interpretation of reality. Battaglini invites us to think that in today’s global village, with the ‘democratization’ of culture, the evolution of knowledge, information immediacy, immersed in the heterogeneity, the Patchwork Culture forces us to confront with a need understanding beyond our geographical boundaries of time. Probably the uniqueness of the Italian artist Marco Battaglini is to conceptualize the possible coexistence of the ideals of classical beauty with the anti-aesthetic, the combination of the divine and refined with the vulgar, through a composition that can complement different realities in an eternal instant. His research of multidimensionality leads him to overlap different temporal, spatial and cultural realities, where everything seems to make sense.

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7 reactions displayed

"like it"

"Awesome juxtaposition of past and present"

"I love the work. Mixing old with new it never wrong."

"I have a lot of admiration for the works of Marco Battaglini I am a lover of Gothic Renaissance Baroque and Rococo art and find Marco's modern montage compositions very appealing and wildly interesting."

"I find the work very visually compelling but I wonder how much of the classical images are actually drawn and painted by the artist rather then simply "appropriated" digitally. I would like to know more about his process."

"The justaposition of cultural and art historical imagery is compelling, but the composition ultimatley becomes too cluttered and muddled, a little too overbearing. If it simply were graffiti on the rock of the classical painting and the tattoos and "tramp stamp" on the figures, it would be compelling. However, the abundance of graff imagery in the background destroys and subtlety that the initial juxtaposition may have held."

"its funny"

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