Jackie Saccoccio: Portrait Gallery

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Cyclops), 2013, oil and mica on linen, 146 x 114 cm
Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Cyclops), 2013, oil and mica on linen, 146 x 114 cm (courtesy of the artist)

Matteo Mottin interviews painter Jackie Saccoccio on the occasion of her exhibition Portrait Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce, Genoa, on view through March 9, 2014.

In her statement for the exhibition Saccoccio writes: "I want you to tell the whole canvas painting experience, bringing trace of doubt stunts that are part of the creative process, each layer tells the experience of the moment gesture. so the painting becomes a record of the daily changes, a form of psychological Cubism." In her discussion with Mottin she adds: "I have a very loose idea of what the painting will look like when I begin, other than that at a certain point I will pull a presence out of the material. It’s more a guided alchemical experiment. Like sculpture, it’s an additive process. I make the paintings on the floor with liquid paint that varies in consistency and jockey their position to determine flow of the marks."