Since the late 2010’s Marco found his own signature style. After covering his support with gold leaves he carries on with vivid oils to shape his characters. As he paints glamour and seductive women, it might seem that the artist draws himself closer to Pop art, while at the same time creating timeless figures. “There is a moment when everything becomes too easy and you stop enjoying yourself, so I wanted to make life more complicated for myself”,
Grassi explains. That marked a new step in his process as he started to completely eliminate the sketching phase. The painter thus envisions the final result in his mind before laying the colours on the canvas.
Grassi quickly chose knife as his main technique, enjoying the freedom and spontaneity it allows. Still true to the figurative representation of people he now blurs the lines between figuration and abstractions. Contours and silhouettes blend to the background strengthening the emotional impact of his faces.
Grassi’s paintings have been exhibited across the globe and found homes in numerous private collections. Born in Milano in 1966, he graduated from Liceon Artistico B. Luini where he studied architecture.