Thomas Monahan

Fine Art

Carlo Maria Mariani

"Carlo Maria Mariani is an avant-garde artist, but of a unique cast: he believes in classical beauty, beauty as an infinitely repeatable ideology which he has decided - with exquisite timing - to repeat, in order to give art the solid center of gravity it seems to have lost. Beauty is always radical, that is, it is the esthetic root of art. At the time of his return to beauty - well before the Transvanguardia movement - avant-garde art was indifferent to it..."

- Donald Kuspit, Idiosyncratic Identities: Artists at the End of the Avante-Garde

A selection of works