Portrait of Jennie, exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscov, 2015

Portrait of Jennie, exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscov, 2015

The artist views the world as consisting in fragments, mise-en-scenes, and quantum flashes where wholeness is achieved in the context of insignificant distinctions leading to the alteration of the original conditions and unpredictable results. It is not accidental that the hidden dramatic structure of his projects is influenced by the phenomenon of uncoordinated events and evolutionary confusion in time and space – this brings to mind the film “Portrait of Jennie” (1948) based on the like-named novel by Robert Nathan. The reality of his ideal glimmers through Marco Fedele di Catrano’s ideas, assuming various visual forms but not connected to a particular chronotope, to quote Mikhail Bakhtin: they fade out and reappear, showing a blurred vision of the protagonist’s face, his message and context, distorted by various interferences and moving within his local space as well as that of the viewer’s reflections and imagination. The tangible structures created by Marco Fedele di Catrano exist rhythmically, as if swaying on oceanic surface, they seem to multiply the visible world and explode its traditional envelope of the linear one-dimensional optics. Bringing out the structure of the universe the artist finds himself alone with the world as it were. He endows the iconology of conceptual culture with deep sensuality and energetic impulse.

Vitaly Patsyukov

Portrait of Jennie, detail exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015

Portrait of Jennie, exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015

Portrait of Jennie, detail exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015