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Jorge Macchi, ‘Memoria externa 09’, 2014, Alexander and Bonin
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Jorge Macchi

Memoria externa 09, 2014

Oil on canvas
75 × 110 3/4 in
190.5 × 281.3 cm
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Location
New York
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Jorge Macchi
Argentine, b. 1963
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Considered one of Argentina’s leading living artists, Jorge Macchi works in a wide range of mediums, from sculpture and painting to installation, video, and conceptual and performance work. Macchi often begins his process with a drawing, giving form to an image that he finds compelling; some images will remain as drawings or watercolor sketches, while others evolve into three-dimensional works or videos. “Everything starts with an image, a sort of surprise in the midst of the linearity of daily experience,” he has said. Macchi is interested in chance and the accidental, and readymades—such as newspaper clippings, city maps, and sheet music—frequently find their way into his work. In Buenos Aires Tour (2003), a collaborative mixed-media work in which Macchi cracked a pane of glass over a city map in order to determine a random path through it, music, sounds, and other materials found along the route make up an alternative tour. He cites John Cage and Jorge-Luis Borges as influences.

Jorge Macchi, ‘Memoria externa 09’, 2014, Alexander and Bonin
Jorge Macchi, ‘Memoria externa 09’, 2014, Alexander and Bonin
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About the work
Jorge Macchi
Argentine, b. 1963
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Considered one of Argentina’s leading living artists, Jorge Macchi works in a wide range of mediums, from sculpture and painting to installation, video, and conceptual and performance work. Macchi often begins his process with a drawing, giving form to an image that he finds compelling; some images will remain as drawings or watercolor sketches, while others evolve into three-dimensional works or videos. “Everything starts with an image, a sort of surprise in the midst of the linearity of daily experience,” he has said. Macchi is interested in chance and the accidental, and readymades—such as newspaper clippings, city maps, and sheet music—frequently find their way into his work. In Buenos Aires Tour (2003), a collaborative mixed-media work in which Macchi cracked a pane of glass over a city map in order to determine a random path through it, music, sounds, and other materials found along the route make up an alternative tour. He cites John Cage and Jorge-Luis Borges as influences.

Jorge Macchi

Memoria externa 09, 2014

Oil on canvas
75 × 110 3/4 in
190.5 × 281.3 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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