Figurative artist Marco Grassi Grama specializes in sumptuous portraits of women set against baroque gold-leaf backgrounds. Grassi’s style is characterized by bright, contrasting hues and delicate brushstrokes. His evocative subjects are depicted with a hyper-realistic attention to detail and penetrate the viewer with their intense, captivating stares. Grassi has exhibited around the world and participated in international art fairs that include Art Basel, SCOPE Basel, and the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. Grassi’s diptych painting Thirteen; Brother and Sister (2011) was selected for presentation in the Italian Pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale.