b. 1966, Milan, Italy
Marco Grassi is an Italian painter best known for his motley colored depictions of beautiful women. Situated within the context of Pop Art, Grassi produces a more personal expression through the baroque textures and hues that define his work. The human form is at the center of Grassi’s artistic practice. Renown for his seductive depictions of women, Grassi’s models are at once delicate and determined. His portraits, suffused with vibrant colours, carry a complex sensibility. Devoting himself to portraiture, Grassi succeeds in challenging the typical standards of this genre through abstract colour-play and directional composition. Grassi lives and works in Mariano Comense, Italy, and his works are found in numerous private and public collections in Europe, the United States, and Canada.