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Miami Paintant

Miami New Times, December 30, 2004 (read there)

Fabian Marcaccio has built one of his so-called paintants (an adjoining of painting and mutant) at the Miami Art Museum, constructed thirteen feet high and a hundred feet long if you add up all of its spiraling length. The artist has applied globs of pigmented silicone more than six inches thick to a surface printed with a digitally generated collage of body parts. Individual areas of the painting work, but Marcaccio seems to have abdicated responsibility for making the entire object function from edge to edge. Daunting and ambitious in scale, it nevertheless comes off as unworkably freakish and bombastic.

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