Art Gallery 21 welcomes Fabrizio Cruz beginning April 17th. As we celebrate Earth Day, his art is a fun and colorful example of upcycled art for the South Florida community’s viewing pleasure!
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021
5 to 8 PM
presented in partnership with TeddsArtWorks
I was seven years old when my mother found me painting over her wedding dress. It was a perfect blank surface!
I like experimenting by using uncommon mediums, up-cycled materials and, color. That is how I create my work. I like textures. My characters for the most part emphasize the idea of no specific gender or race. Sometimes I specify gender when wanting to make a statement about something to society, or if a commission requires it.
Some of my work is tactile for these two reasons.
1. I want to include visually challenged people to experience my work.
2. I want people to realize that what they are touching is some material that should be recycled to avoid more pollution into the environment.
I approach my Digital Art in the same way I do with my up-cycled work, using a process to create layers and textures to bring depth to it. Working digitally has allowed me to find a great way to reduce my carbon footprint which has been my message though my “up-cycled” materials work anyway. So, I say that works perfectly for me.
When creating, my thought process is attached to a narrative. “I don’t just paint, I tell a story.”
~ Fabrizio Cruz
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