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Marco Pariani: Inflatables


8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
56 pages. Illustrated in color throughout. Paperback.
Publication date: 2022
ISBN: 978-1-7321381-2-4


Published on the occasion of the exhibition Marco Pariani: Inflatables at Skarstedt, London, this catalogue includes an introduction, full plate images, artwork details, and installation views.

The exhibition presented ten new paintings by the artist which highlight Pariani’s unconventional process and distinct visual language. Rendered in layers against the haptic ground, the raw shapes at times evoke figures and faces, as if suspended between the abstract and familiar. In Inflatables, Pariani was drawing on the found images of inflatable Christmas decorations, combining elements of sledges, trees or houses in his compositions. Deconstructing the source images with his angular strokes and contrasting colour combinations, the artist reveals the strangeness, almost absurdity of these objects, ironically questioning the tropes of popular entertainment.

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