Biography

José Alberto Marchi Bio English

Espera, 2013

oil on canvas

40 x 60 inches 

(Argentina, b.1956)

Jose Alberto Marchi’s paintings are highly conceptual investigations of the phenomena of light, as energy, as metaphor, and as a formal attribute of both painting and photography.  Marchi’s paintings include figures gleaned from anonymous 19th-century photographs.  Marchi paints these figures in otherworldly atmospheres of light and shadow. Marchi sometimes paints virtually identical compositions, with formal values suggesting a photograph and it’s negative. His highly curated solo exhibitions often reference specific artists (Eakins, Muybridge, Cage) or art historical events. Jose Alberto Marchi’s art can be said to inhabit a fugitive world where painting, photography and conceptual art are seamlessly conjoined.

Artworks

José-Alberto-Marchi-Light-1
José-Alberto-Marchi-Darkness-1
José-Alberto-Marchi-Light-2
José-Alberto-Marchi-Darkness-2
José-Alberto-Marchi-Darkness-4
José-Alberto-Marchi-Darkness-5
José-Alberto-Marchi-Darkness-6
José-Alberto-Marchi-Light-7
José-Alberto-Marchi-Darkness-7
José-Alberto-Marchi-Speechless
José-Alberto-Marchi-Schoolmaster
José-Alberto-Marchi-Classroom-study
José-Alberto-Marchi-Draped-Model
José-Alberto-Marchi-Landscape-Fire
José-Alberto-Marchi-small-fires
José-Alberto-Marchi-Lighting-a-Fire
José-Alberto-Marchi-Glow
José-Alberto-Marchi-Weavers
José-Alberto-Marchi-El-Exilado-II
José-Alberto-Marchi-Nude-Female
José-Alberto-Marchi-Holding-Female-Nude
José-Alberto-Marchi-History-of-a-Jump
José-Alberto-Marchi-History-of-a-Jump
José-Alberto-Marchi-History-of-a-Jump
José-Alberto-Marchi-T.-Easkins-Nude-I
José-Alberto-Marchi-T.-Easkins-Nude-II
José-Alberto-Marchi-Música-Blanca-II
José-Alberto-Marchi-Solis-Flama-I
José-Alberto-Marchi-Colores

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