Marc Savoia is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice explores a wide array of media, from collage and sculpture to video and sound. Underpinning Savoia’s work is a desire to find personal meaning and identity in a morass of popular culture, both retro and contemporary, through the sourcing, breaking down and recontextualising of miscellaneous objects or images.
Recent works explore concepts regarding material and assemblage. Sculptures incorporate discarded objects, furniture parts and natural ephemera challenge post-colonial notions of ornamentation. Installations combining synthetic and organic materials hover like hanging gardens. Collages blend innocent nostalgia with a subversive exploration of identity through the use of vintage magazines, books and greeting cards, repurposed to challenge conventional notions of sexuality and gender. In his video work, the pairing of movement with digitised sound explores masculinity and what it might sound like.
Savoia also co-curated the inaugural Proud exhibition at The Margaret Lawrence Gallery in 2010. In 2012 Savoia was included in the Newer exhibition at Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, The Graduate and Young Collectors exhibitions at John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne and I AM HEATHCLIFF at Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne.
Marc Savoia: Selected Works