Space vs Place, Mazziotti’s New Art

At first brush, no pun intended, the work of Bill Mazziotti plays with what most artists use as a simple way of ordering a surface, the grid. But the truth is he is examining a new artistic approach to the concerns of space versus place. The surface presents an almost creased like pattern of folded paper with each edge scrapped to the unpainted surface of the support. The paint at first flat, actually deepens as you start to see the multiple layers that make up the surface. He then reaches through the surface, scrapping it back showing us the structured drawn, penciled grid underneath. Then he populates it with dancing dots of color.

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