Abrasion, restoration and coating on tarlatan canvas dating from the 19th and 20th century. ongoing series since 2013.
Since 2013, the artist has been revisiting the pictorial genre of seascapes, much appreciated during the 17th and 19th century. Abandoning a figurative approach of the style, the artist updates it in a contemporary vision. The anonymous seascapes are gathered from markets.
The artist’s intervention is radical and unalterable, through the process of erasure Marco De Sanctis retrieves part of the painting, leaving only the sky or sea as visible element. In this instance, the painting’s history is re-appropriated and its reading refreshed offering a wider interpretation. The viewer is left with a fragmented experience an simultaneously the inexhaustible nature of the work and its diachrony are thus highlighted.