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MASSIMO CACCIA

Desio, 1970

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Massimo Caccia gives us hints, frames from a story whose prologue has already been written and leaves us to imagine its ending. His images are filled with a hypnotic and bewildering grace, seemingly a simple story, actually filled with falsehood and tricks. These are stories to which many meanings could be given, since each one of us owns a past which can be connected to it. What they all convey is a sense of dangling, of apnoea, not only for the aesthetic perfection of the technique, which generates a sorts of vacuum-sealed thoughts, but also for the little short circuits among the animals or between the animal and the objects. Caccia’s fairy tales seem to be written by a La Fontaine 2.0, being characterized by a measured irony and an architectural conception of surface and spaces.

He was born in Desio (Milan) in 1970. He draws, illustrates and paints. He tells suspended stories where the protagonists are animals. Mainly devoted to painting, he exhibits in solo and group shows and takes part in art fairs throughout Italy. Recent exhibitions include Giorni Bestiali (catalogue of Edizioni della Galleria l'Affiche, text by Guido Scarabottolo), composed of 365 paintings on paper made one per day, throughout 2018. He has published five books with the publishing house Topipittori and since 2013 he has collaborated with Corriere Della Sera illustrating articles and stories for the supplement laLettura. In 2021 his works were chosen for the tenth edition of the open-air exhibition Affiche curated by the Tapirulan Association in Cremona. Recently he has colored the comic book Tutta colpa dei supereroi by David Bacter, that will come out in September 2022 (Edizioni In your face comix). He lives and works in Vigevano (PV).