Without a doubt, the work of Marco Battaglini (Verona, Italy, 1969) echoes the anxiety inherent in Western society during the 21st century. This artist’s work confronts us with an esthetic shock, a style charged with eclecticism and a touch of humor that brings a smile to the spectator’s face while begging questions about the dogma that underlies current artistic and social scenes.
Throughout his artistic career, Battaglini has maintained a complex working-concept of reality, approaching it from its basis in perception and coming into close proximity with the multidimensionality of being; his purpose has been to expose the contradictions intrinsic to human existence while demonstrating the power of imagination through his view of the reality that surrounds us – a reality that sometimes insists on playing tricks on our perceptions. This is an artist that devotes special attention to the notions of time and space, viewing them as fictitious entities and showing us that their worth and weight in our daily lives are actually quite relative. This modus operandi of snatching reality away and giving it back to us in the form of art gives us the opportunity to see reality from another perspective. Battaglini’s insistence on laying bare the inherent relativity of our lives is a fundamental characteristic of the work featured in this publication; these compositions capture the very essence of an artist whose desire to shatter the conventions of perceivable reality seems linked to a passion for art and his interest in diverse genres. In this fashion, the artist projects a personal universe capable of submerging us in reflection on diverse issues, ranging from the concept of artistic expression to the notion of individual human existence.
Mixed media on canvas 120 x 125 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 130 × 250 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 105 x 175 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 165 × 110 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 157 x 105 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 205 x 105 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 160 x 110 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 178 × 126 × 4 cm 2021
Mixed media on canvas 138 x 115 × 4 cm 2021