Marco Grassi was born in Milan in 1966 and he lives and works in Switzerland. For the past ten years Marco Grassi has been working with a sense of responsibility in his works, always being faithful to the figurative style of his works, never has he allowed this to become an object of fashion or only satisfying a momentary taste. His language and his subjects have always remained constant and declaringly connected to his sense of vision and to the taste of his complex sensitivity, whenever such choices – the fashio- nable female figure, certain colour combinations, use of lacquering, the repletion with minimum variations of the subjectshave labelled him, unjustly so, a Pop artist. He collaborates with the White Room Art System since 2010.
It is true that the privileged subjects of Grassi are delicate and attractive, but also energetic and resolute, female figures shown in fashionable, bright colours, but this should not be sufficient to frame the artist in a genre which is his only in the form but certainly not in the contents of his art.
Marco Grassi renounces an element which up until now was a decisive element and part of the architecture of every part of his work. In his most recent works we witness a complete absence of design: the sure and confi- dent stroke with which he traced outer anatomic lines, showing stability in the whole of the figure, compared to a choice of bold colours which transforms and breaks down under the effect of spatula and drippings, is less obvious. The figure loses the factor of certainty and sureness, a base which permitted it to integrate itself completely in the complex weave of colour, now depicted in a more decisive background and efficiently connected to the expression of faces and the intensity of their silence and complice with those who observe.