Marco Maggi, ‘Spelling North’, 2016, Xippas
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Marco Maggi

Spelling North, 2016

Cuts on paper
13 2/5 × 13 2/5 × 2 in
34 × 34 × 5 cm
$10,000
Location
Paris, Geneva, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Baronian Xippas Brussels
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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Marco Maggi
Uruguayan, b. 1957
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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.

Marco Maggi, ‘Spelling North’, 2016, Xippas
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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Marco Maggi
Uruguayan, b. 1957
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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.

Marco Maggi

Spelling North, 2016

Cuts on paper
13 2/5 × 13 2/5 × 2 in
34 × 34 × 5 cm
$10,000
Location
Paris, Geneva, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Baronian Xippas Brussels
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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