Marco Maggi is an extraordinary draughtsman known for his fastidious attention to process and minute detail. Working with mundane materials such as office paper and aluminum foil, he creates patterns and glyphs that suggest computer circuitry and topographical maps, a commentary on the high-volume, technology driven speed of the world in which we live. Maggi’s labor-intensive drawings are a visual response to that over-stimulation, requiring time and close physical proximity to engage with the work.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1957, Maggi presently lives and works in New Paltz, New York. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America and is held in numerous collections, both public and private, including the Daros Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, São Paolo, Brazil; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.