Antonio Marra: The Changing Canvas – Various locations in the Financial District

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Antonio Marra: The Changing Canvas – Various locations in the Financial District

May 1 — Sep 30, 2020

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ANTONIO MARRA | The Changing Canvas | Spring – Summer 2020
One Front | 199 Fremont | 475 Sansome | San Francisco

Many thanks to Cathy Baum & Associates for coordinating this pop up exhibition at three prominent locations throughout San Francisco’s Financial District. Antonio Marra’s works are currently on view in the lobbies of One Front Street, 199 Fremont and 475 Sansome.

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Inspired by the bright color harmonies of Cubism and the kinetic effects of Op Art, Marra carves his own distinct niche within the realm of optical abstraction. At first glance, his multi-perspective compositions seem finely woven or even digitally generated, but are entirely realized in the traditional way of applying paint to canvas.
Working within a raised, three-dimensional, linear pattern that is built in thick acrylic medium, Marra conceives at least three precisely distinct configurations onto the same canvas.

Each focal composition emerges from the kinetic accumulation of painted lines forming brightly colored geometrical shapes and black and white patterns. As we move around each work, different perspectives unfold and come into view, drawing us in and we become utterly seduced by Marra’s intricate, maze like compositions.

Currently residing in Germany, Antonio Marra, was born in 1959, in Volturata Irpinia, Italy. The artist initially acquired specialization in geometry and mathematics and later obtained a fine art degree from the Accademia di belle Arti, in Naples. Marra’s works have been exhibited in numerous private and public collections throughout Europe and the United States, as well as many prestigious museum collections including the Explora Museum in Frankfurt, the Ritter Museum, Stuttgart andZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Please call 415-203-8128 if you would like to obtain more information about Antonio Marra’s work or want to schedule an appointment.

Antonio Marra. The Secret to the Last Groove — 2020, acrylic on canvas, 59 x 59 inches