November 12 - December 13, 2014
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 12th, 6-8pm
Baptiste Caccia’s practice is centered on the reproduction and over-saturation of image. Through a series of repeated screen prints he floods the canvas with the reiteration of an image, each time making adjustments and adding gestural painterly elements. Caccia collects his original images from photographs taken of objects that have been unintentionally painted in a manner that resembles a gesture from an abstract painting. Through his process the artist constructs a mise en abîme, a painting within a painting within a painting, the multiplication of layers creates a large spectrum of possibilities that slowly appear within a series of works through the relentless transformation of the initial image. We are confronted with a personal discussion between the artist and his initial photograph, taking it far beyond comprehensive choices, into an ideal, a field of vision.
ROBERT BLUMENTHAL GALLERY
1045 Madison Avenue, 3A
New York, NY 10075
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