Marco Bertuzzo creates large, highly colourful, and seemingly allegorical paintings. These pieces, historically inspired, blur the line between erotic and grotesque, beautiful and tacky, possible and impossible, meaning and meaningless. Each piece invites the viewers to decipher the possible hidden messages and, in doing so, fill the piece with the meaning that each viewer creates.
After studying at both OCAD University and Parsons Paris, in fall of 2016 Bertuzzo began his Master’s degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in London, England. His work is sociologically active, probing how we create concepts in our society, such as gender, language, and culture. In Bertuzzo’s view, society is not something we can actively observe; instead, we must observe it through its effect on what it produces and consumes. He has exhibited in various group shows in Toronto and Paris, and is represented by Coldstream Fine Art in Toronto.