No Name, No Badge, No Warrant, No Control…#2
acrylic paint thru stencils.
About the Artist
Michael Angelo Gagliardi
“Art flows like water but burns like fire with passion” My artwork tells stories around a character or characters in conflict within an environment rich with symbolic imagery and motifs. For me, the nature of the story determines the medium and technique. I work in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional materials, using oil and acrylic paints, crayons, as well as steel, cement, and stone. Water and fire, love and hate, pain and joy, life and death, loneliness, and contentment--all these juxtapositions can be found within the characters and environments of my work. The physical nature of my art requires me to use everything I feel: love, hate, anger, pity, and pain. My art becomes real because I fight and dance with it, and it is this dance of creation that brings my characters and stories to life. "Art is my voice and I will not be silenced."
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org