Gian Garofalo is a visual, multi-disciplinary artist who explores color and technique through the application of resin and pigments. Citing several contemporary artists as his inspiration, including Gene Davis of the Washington Color School, Ian Davenport & Markus Linnenbrink, Garofalo meticulously applies resin to panel, creating stripes that slowly gravitate to the base, ultimately punctuating the work with intriguingly suspended paint droplets. These works often consist of a wide spectrum of colors where each individual stripe is an equally important and unique contribution to the piece as a whole.
Garofalo has exhibited widely in the United States, including several noted art fairs in Miami, New York, Chicago and Houston, and his works have been acquired in various public and private collections.
“I'd like my work to slightly alter the chemistry of a room and give something to the viewer. I often utilize nontraditional materials to explore color, tone and texture. The meticulously application of the medium brings to life vibrant stripes, intricate grids, shapes and repeated patterns. I enjoy immersing myself in the challenge of understanding a process and strive for the sense of accomplishment associated with the mastering of a new technique.
As an artist, I thrive on overcoming the obstacles that are presented during these countless hours of trial and error. At the end of the day, the discoveries made during these sessions fuel new ideas and ultimately plant the seeds for future experimentation and bodies of work. Family life, history and the hustle and bustle of living in an urban environment inspire me on a daily basis."