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1000 WORDS: FABIAN MARCACCIO

Born in Argentina, Fabian Marcaccio has lived and worked in New York City since the late 1980s, although many of his larger exhibitions have been in Europe, including “Multi-Site Paintant” at last year’s Documenta 11, and “Paintant Stories,” which appeared at museums in Cologne and Stuttgart in 2000. His life and career take him all over the world, and he works on a scale to match: This past spring he created a huge outdoor project on a beach in Belgium that addresses everything from abstract painting to politics.

Some painters continue to think intently about the history and meaning of painting within its traditional limits. Others leave painting to work in other media. Marcaccio does both. While his fans include many devotees of painting proper—to whom the artist represents its future and continued health—Marcaccio fully incorporates digital techniques into a painterly practice. His

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