"Family life, history, and the hustle and bustle of living in an urban environment inspire me on a daily basis."
Gian Garofalo was born in Chicago in 1972. He often utilizes non-traditional materials to explore color, shape, and texture. Meticulously applied medium brings to life vibrant stripes, intricate grids, shapes, and repeated patterns. Intriguingly suspended paint droplets sometimes gravitate to the base, ultimately punctuating the work.
He spent a large portion of his early adolescence and young adulthood living in the coastal region of southern Norway. The natural environment of Norway often inspires his work and his time spent exploring the region’s surrounding islands and fjords. His most recent body of work, Private Archipelagos, invokes serenity and represents a place for reflection on the life experiences that have shaped him as a person.
Some of the finest Art Galleries in the country represent Gian. He has mounted Solo Exhibitions and participated in numerous Group Exhibitions. Gian has had the opportunity to exhibit his work at several of the leading Art Fairs in the USA, including SCOPE Miami, Art Hamptons, and Art Aspen. Gian’s work is part of the Meeschaert Collection, New York, NY.
“I’d like my work to slightly alter the chemistry of a room and give something to the viewer. I often utilize non-traditional materials to explore color, tone, and texture. The medium’s meticulous application brings vibrant stripes, intricate grids, shapes, and repeated patterns to life. I enjoy immersing myself in the challenge of understanding a process and strive for the sense of accomplishment associated with mastering a new technique.
As an artist, I thrive on overcoming the obstacles presented during these countless hours of trial and error. 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 daily.”