Marco Grassi was born in Milan in 1966. He studied at the Liceo Artistico B. Luini in Canuto and graduated with a degree in architecture in Milan. Today he lives and works in Mariano Comense.
Regarding the technique, a relevant novelty can be observed. Grassi renounces an element which up until now was a decisive part of the architecture of every part of his work. In his most recent works we witness and complete absence of design: the sure and confident stroke with which he traced outer anatomic lines, showing stability in the whole of the figure, compared to a choice of bold colors which transforms and breaks down under the effect of the spatula and drippings, is less obvious. The figure loses the factor of certainty and sureness, a base which permits it to integrate itself completely in the complex weave of color, now depicted in a more decisive background and efficiently connected to the expression of faces and the intensity of their silence.
Grassi’s subjects are masked in some way, actors and figures, caught in the intense foreground, they tell of events starting from those encrypted by their creator, marked with their expressions, moments which can be traced back to the situations experienced by each viewer. Subject and viewer meet and play the game of their glances.