Marco Rea was born in November 1975 in Rome, where he is now living and working. Currently he is one of the most representative artists of Italian Lowbrow/New Contemporary art.
Rea's artworks are made with spray cans and they are the result of the reinterpretation of already existing images; advertising posters are carefully altered until they only just resemble their original form, appearing like that of a secret soul, dark and melancholic.
Marco Rea's art expresses an emotional personality, in constant excitement, always aiming to seek its perfection. Faces loose the shape of reality and materialise into the void. Just like under hypnosis, they aim to catch your attention and transmit a vague sense of anxiety.
Rea's artistic production travels on parallel lines, the world of Lowbrow and Street Art, and introduces a new, original and unmistakable style. It's a unique piece in the contemporary Italian art.
Rea has featured in articles and interviews in magazines such as Juxtapoz (USA), HiFructose (USA), Urban graffiti (USA), GQ (Italy), Velvet (Italy), Fecal Face (USA), Inside Art (It.), Mousetouch (Serbia), Cuadrivio (Messico) Black Light (Rep. Ceca), Fluster Magazine (It.), Velvet Italia, GQ Italia, and so on.
His art work has been exhibited in many important European and American galleries together with the most important artists of the Street art and Pop Surrealism art.
- Marco Rea features in a project.