COUNTERFEIT UNIVERSE

Counterfeit Universe is about the copy of a copy. It is about belief in surface, attitudes towards brands, our relation to objects, and a deep personal affection towards the mundane. Mario Gallucci’s work looks at the human condition as it relates to surrounding objects. His process, a combination of photography, sculptural pattern-making, and recreation on a 1:1 scale, allows his sculptural photographs to operate in a liminal space between existence and representation. This casts even the mundane in a new light, questions their significance, symbology, value, and the relational affect on the human condition.

Paint Roller and Pan (2014)

Mario Gallucci

Paint Roller and Pan (2014)

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

12.50 x 9.50 in (31.75 x 24.13 cm)

Tomato Planter

Mario Gallucci

Tomato Planter

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

61.50 x 23 x 2 in (156.21 x 58.42 x 5.08 cm)

Craved Foam

Mario Gallucci

Craved Foam

Cut folded and glued archival digital prints

4 x 3.75 x 2 in (10.16 x 9.52 x 5.08 cm)

Flag Bag

Mario Gallucci

Flag Bag

cut folded and glued archival digital prints

9.50 x 8 x 1 in (24.13 x 20.32 x 2.54 cm)

Flag

Mario Gallucci

Flag

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

60 x 35 in (152.40 x 88.90 cm)

Candy Wrapper

Mario Gallucci

Candy Wrapper

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

3.75 x 5 in (9.52 x 12.70 cm)

Foam Rock

Mario Gallucci

Foam Rock

Cut folded and glued archival digital prints

4 x 4.50 x 3 in (10.16 x 11.43 x 7.62 cm)

Found Flyer

Mario Gallucci

Found Flyer

cut folded and glued archival digital prints

16 x 11 in (40.64 x 27.94 cm)

Floor Scraper

Mario Gallucci

Floor Scraper

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

16.50 x 6.25 in (41.91 x 15.88 cm)

Bubble Wrap

Mario Gallucci

Bubble Wrap

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

11.75 x 12.50 in (29.84 x 31.75 cm)

Columbia River Stone (2014)

Mario Gallucci

Columbia River Stone (2014)

Cut folded and glued archival digital prints

5.50 x 6.50 x 4 in (13.97 x 16.51 x 10.16 cm)

Syringe

Mario Gallucci

Syringe

folded and glued archival digital prints,cut folded and glued archival digital prints

98 x 120 in (248.92 x 304.80 cm)

Chinese Knife Set

Mario Gallucci

Chinese Knife Set

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

11.50 x 12 x 1 in (29.21 x 30.48 x 2.54 cm)

Styrofoam Shelf

Mario Gallucci

Styrofoam Shelf

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

10 x 48 x 2 in (25.40 x 121.92 x 5.08 cm)

Knife Print

Mario Gallucci

Knife Print

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