Review: Franco Fasoli and His “Parallel Realities”

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When you look back onto the 20th century, there are two names of artists who practiced within the collage medium that, in a sense, have a deep influence over the works of Franco Fasoli. I think of the Dadaist and the eloquence and almost surreality in the works of Max Ernst and an artist who later was influenced by his works in Robert Rauschenberg. Where Ernst at times was playful and almost absurd, displacing the viewer with seemingly disparate and yet coherent thoughts, Rauschenberg stitched, sewed, combined and reinvented the medium into a painting. Rauschenberg told the story of culture as it was at the time; social unrest, politically volatile, media enlargement, pop-cultural explosions, the American Dream and, therefore, the…

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