The book is a conversation between a painter and an art historian on the theme of painting and its evolution – with particular reference to landscape painting – in five days of direct confrontation. The publication moves from a clear proposition, that is the past is in fact our future and therefore we must establish a total contemporaneity with the past to build an existence that has a authentically human sense. The book illustration apparatus is made through a selection of details of the works cited in the text, assembled in a way that can generate parallel visual text.
21×14.5 cm / 128 pages / soft cover / 2017
Editrice Salentina, Lecce
This volume, created in collaboration with the poet Domenico Brancale, originates from some photos about a Flavio de Marco’s work, Breve vita di un quadro, realized near Pieve a Presciano in 2011. The volume develops as a dialogue between the images, ten original drawings by de Marco, and the text by Brancale, created through these images. The book is ultimately a reflection on the place of human being, a reflection on life and death through space and time of art.
16,5×24 cm / 64 pages / 2014
Edizioni l’Obliquo, Brescia
A book about an island-that-does-not-exist, a place which would concentrate all possible diversity of the different landscapes of the world. The book invites the reader on a poetic journey through the history of western painting in the era of low-cost airlines and the planet’s new geography as redesigned by the world wide web. It is also a virtual touristic guide for a super-island of consumption and leisure, without financial or human mediation, without limitations of space and time. Stella can be considered the culmination of simulation as topographic art, as seen in Dubai with the creation of the artificial palm islands. It is the amazing surrogate of a world flattened on the horizontality of communication, one that has abandoned the depth of physical perspective.
12,5×20,5 cm / 386 pages / hardcover / 2013
Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna
current – 2012. exibart
- 2015. Condomio Oltremare
- 2015. Figurativo- una definizione
- 2015. La vera origine di Rose Sélavy
- 2014. La sposa senza scapoli
- 2014. Un quadro non è uno slogan
- 2014. Incertezza dell'umano
- 2014. L'arte e il mestiere dell'arte
- 2013. Il nuovo monumento
- 2013. Un presente remoto
- 2013. Ella e Sarah
- 2012.Album di famiglia (vol. I)
- 2012.Note per un'improvvisazione colletiva
- 2012.Falso d'autore
- 2012.Il capolavoro ritrovato
- 2012. Lettera di uno spettatore
2011. educare allo sguardo
2009. la testa tra nuvole
2008. inchiesta sull’arte
2007. parola d’artista
2007. lago maggiore
2005 – 2003. carte di cinema
“Rivista” is magazine founded in 2009 by Flavio de Marco with the director Pietro Babina and the filmmaker Jonny Costantino. It is a independent and self-produced magazine about art and thought. Its structure is composed of sheets of A5 size collected in an envelope which constitutes the cover. The magazine is in black and white and without images, except the cover always designed by an artist. Each issue is realized with the collaboration of guests who contribute to the development of a topic proposed by the redaction of the magazine. The magazine includes also a series of separate editions that collect artst’s writings, called “Edizioni”.