Marcello is a Belgian painter born in 1963. After studying advertising and design at the CAD in Brussels, his hometown, he trained at the Beaux-Arts. Following his studies, he decided to become an illustrator. He will qualify this professional experience as being most rewarding. This allowed him to perfect his pictorial technique. Once he became a painter, Marcello decided to approach the current of hyperrealism. He then exploits his talent as an outstanding breeder.
Through his Underwater series, he develops canvases that are as attractive as they are breathtaking. His work is appreciated and recognized for its iconographic inclusions of automobiles. These are depicted to us by the greatest of realism. Staged through somewhat incongruous situations, these exceptional cars are immersed by the artist in aquatic environments. Mustang, Cadillac and Porsche are thus reinvented through a pictorial universe that is as surprising as it is relaxing.
Whether in swimming pools or in the meanders of the seabed, Marcello’s cars seem to come from a dream. Here, realism confronts the unusual and feeds the imagination. The artist thus tends to transform the figurative into the abstract. Discover the creations of his Underwater series at the Marciano Contemporary galleries.
« Before starting to paint I examine variables as to the nature of the painted subjects, the shape of the main subject and the place granted to it within the painting. Each element contained in the frame was considered and finally adopted for the space it occupies in relation to other elements already in place. »