Italian artist’s urban pop art is influenced by Renaissance artists, surrealism, and abstract expressionism.
The work of Marco Battaglini (Verona, Italy, 1969) reflects the anxiety experienced by Western society during the 21st century. His urban pop art combines the esthetics of street art with a classical Renaissance style and a bit of humor, leading to an ironic commentary on what it means to be alive in a modern populous city.
Marco Battaglini’s work has been featured in venues around the world including New York, Tokyo, Costa Rica, Miami, Monaco, and Geneve.
Urban Pop Art From An Italian Master
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An evolution toward his purpose
“I always loved art,” says Marco. As the son and grandson of artists, he was always surrounded by art. All of his studies were in the artistic field, first in Verona and then in Venice.
“There has not been a specific moment in which art became my destiny,” he says, “but an evolution in the search for my own style and my purpose in the art world.”
“I like to challenge the observer,” Marco says. “I fell in love with the idea of mixing the ‘heaven’ with the ‘ghetto’, creating a clash of two opposing aesthetic…and finally discover that they can live together harmoniously.
“In the end, I think it is to present our realities coexisting beyond our specific context, it is to provoke the imagination, to reconsider judgments. It is to see the beauty in everything.”
Art can change the world
“I would love to be remembered as a loving person and as an artist who has not lost sight of his mission,” Marco says. “Good art enters the soul, appeals to the heart, and makes new ideas plausible. I think art can change the world and definitely it does it, every day. Therefore I would like to be remembered as the artist who inspired the world with his art.”
The Venus Victrix Hodie
“Right now I am excited about presenting a great statue, the VENUS VICTRIX HODIE,” Marco says.
“The VENUS VICTRIX HODIE follows a tradition that began centuries ago with the Venus de Milo, the Venus Italica, the Venus Callipigia, and the other Venus symbols of the most sublime aesthetics.”
To see Marco’s latest work, visit Saatchi Art >