Maggio uses black and white latex house paint, which is poured, scraped, layered, and stippled repeatedly onto canvas. This process is used to create abstract compositions, which void any traditional subject matter. These paintings are meant to encourage contemplation and meditation on the universal question of mortality. At times, the core of Maggio’s work is that which is unseen; paint that has been scraped away leaving remnants, markings and traces.
In Maggio’s most recent paintings new elements are coming to the fore which speak to the political divide we are currently witnessing in the United States. These works investigate the role of barriers, embodied as a fence. A fence asks the question, what/who is on the other side? Is it meant to keep something out or something in? Without revealing a definitive answer, Maggio’s work allows the viewer to contemplate the meaning and come to their own conclusions.