The non-profit organization BAU, from Viareggio, Italy, publishes a collection of limited edition artworks that is distributed to various museums, galleries, libraries, and academic institutions around the world. Curators select participating artists who then each contribute a series of 120 artworks (signed and numbered) to be distributed and included in the 120 total boxes/portfolios.
- Tate Modern Library, London, UK
- MART, Rovereto, Italy
- Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy
- Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Milan, Italy
- Bibliotheque Kandinsky of the Center Pompidou, Paris, France.
- Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Yale University, New Haven, CT
27.9 x 21.6 cm
Inspired from his travels to the Caribbean and Central America, De Feo's new print series are suggestive of the flora and underwater fauna found in these sunny, high-temperature environments.
Continuing his exploration of juxtaposing paint atop a printed substrate, a recurring technique in De Feo's oeuvre, the underlying image in this series is sourced from a drawing Michael executed in graphite and grease pencil. The drawing was digitized and meticulously reproduced as Indigo prints on sheets of Mohawk Superfine Paper. Using watercolor paint, De Feo painted on top of the prints, thus making each one a completely unique work.
A form of intervention and collage, the marriage of the two image-making techniques on one surface creates a tension that continues the conversation between paint and the printed image.