The exploration and crossing of borders is the main focus of Fabian Marcaccio and Jessica Stockholer's works. The two artists masterfully combine painting with found materials, thus defying traditional genre definitions. "Sometimes I feel as though I would be creating a material film and the actors are pictorial, photographic and sculptural elements," says Marcaccio about his artistic strategy in a conversation with Stockholder.
The exhibition in Sammlung Goetz presents large-scale, colorful installations, painting-sculptures, luxuriant paintings, photographs and drawings created by the two New York artists between 1988 and 1998. Despite their formally similar approaches, their contrary artistic positions become clear. In his confrontation with the medium of painting, Marcaccio expands into the spatial realm. Stockholder's intention, on the other hand, is to give meaning to the objects and actions in her material collages.