About Marco Maggi

Marco Maggi makes small-scale drawings and delicate etchings on household products, everyday commercial goods, room-sized installations, and objects resembling architectural models and maquettes. “Fast viewers see, from far away, a drawing as a blank sheet,” he says. “Slow viewers can read the same drawing ten times, switching perspectives and conclusions. […] I am interested in the particular protocol of manners and pace in the viewing process.” When viewed from a distance, Maggi’s work conceals its complexity and intricacy; one must literally approach it to gain full comprehension. For Reynolds Wrap (2008) he engraved intricate, machinery-reminiscent patterns onto a roll of aluminum foil, while for Hotbed (2009) he embedded tiny sculptures in a massive array of carved stacks of paper.

Uruguayan, b. 1957, Montevideo, Uruguay, based in New York, uruguay

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Language in Residence, Josée Bienvenu, New York
One Sentence with Three Corners - Marco Maggi, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
Unfolding Marco Maggi, Josée Bienvenu, New York
Uruguay Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
Marco Maggi: West vs. East, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco