Artists

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The Flatiron
Drypoint on Velin Arches Ed25
300 x 300 mm

Bridge from Below
Drypoint
597 x 885 mm

Cranes & State Library from QVB Site
Drypoint on Velin Arches
690 x 880 mm

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The Eiffel Tower
Drypoint on velin Arches
1180 x 795 mm

II Duomo
Drypoint on Velin Arches
800 x 1200 mm
City in Five Segments
Drypoint
Edition of 25
590 x 160 mm

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The Day of the Cherry Pickers
Drypoint
Edition od 25
595 x 885 mm

 

Paris Triumphant 1
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
800 x 1200 mm

Paris Triumphant 2
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
800 x 1200 mm
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Paris Boulevard
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
285 x 595 mm
Via Tornobuoni
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
600 x 890 mm
View from the Uffizi
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
295 x 300 mm

 

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The Statue of Liberty
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
600 x 300 mm
The Chrysler Building
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
600 x 300 mm
New York from Above
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
600 x 300 mm

 

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Cranes on 29th Street
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
600 x 300 mm
Grand Central, Corner of 42nd Street
and Vanderbuilt

Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
300 x 600 mm

 

New York, Gotham City
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
600 x 300 mm

 

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Gargoyle from the Chrysler Building
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
300 x 300 mm

 

Eisenbergs
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition of 25
300 x 300 mm
Tete d'un Cheval 3
Unique State
775 x 1120 mm

 

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Bridge & the Boat
Drypoint
Edition 25
590 x 895 mm


Bridge and the Bolts
Drypoint
Edition 25
596 x 888 mm
City Skyline
Drypoint
Edition 25
888 x 1183 mm
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Cranes & the Pit
Drypoint
Edition 25
600 x 735 mm
Ferries on Circular Quay
Drypoint
Edition 25
890 x 1180 mm

 

Fortyfive Storeys High
Drypoint
Edition 25
1180 x 886 mm
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View from the Chrysler
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition 25
300 x 300 mm


Crane and the Empire State
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition 25
300 x 300 mm
Paris Lights from Notre Dame
Drypoint on Velin Arches
Edition 25
300 x 300 mm
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Park St
Drypoint
Edition 25
350 x 300 mm

 

Park Street from Above
Etching
Edition 50
889 x 597 mm
Pylon View
Etching
Edition 50
695 mm diameter
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Marco Luccio

Images of the City

Drypoints & etchings
from five cities


March 28 – April 9

Artist Talk: 4 April. Please contact the gallery for information and booking details


Marco Luccio has created a gritty visual documentation of five cities, which are by nature continually growing: the thriving Metropolis. Most of Marco’s formidable images originated on site, from the rooftops of Paris, New York, Florence, Melbourne and Sydney: scratching and gouging gestural, expressive marks into copper, to be printed on return to his Melbourne studio. This modern-day urban archaeologist digs deep to reinterpret images of cities we all instantly recognise.

‘My aim is to capture the energy in these major cities. Life on the rooftops seems surreal, stage-like and still. I often work on site as this gives me the immediate response that fuels my work and maintains a freshness that comes only with working ‘live’.

People seem insignificant from up above and often I exclude them in my images. This seems to highlight the alienation that one sometimes feels in a metropolis. Despite this alienation one can’t help but see the city as an awesome human achievement. It is proof of life. Evidence of civilisation. A human statement.

The work has been made in bursts of frantic all-out physical effort, broken by times of exhaustion, recovery, reflection and then reworking. The drypoints are deeply scratched and generously inked, and the etchings are bitten in strong, lengthy bouts in the acid creating lines that are definite and powerful.

The time spent in the cities gave the origins of this show, the basis by which I start. But it is the memory of these places and the time spent away from these cities in the quiet of my studio where the images evolve into new cities formed from imagination and melded together from memory and reference.’

Marco’s work has been shortlisted for many awards throughout Australia. His work has been acquired for major collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Geelong Art Gallery Collection, the Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, and the City of Melbourne Collection, amongst many others.

His work also appears in many corporate and private collections including New York, New Zealand, Italy, London and Hong Kong. Recent publication has been in the ‘Encyclopaedia of Australian Art’ 2006 edition and feature articles in major art journals including the Australian Art Review and Imprint (The Print Council of Australia, issue Autumn 2008).