How would you describe your art - in one sentence, or a short phrase.
I’m an artist and my mission is to help people acknowledge the personal and professional successes in their lives.
Photo of you in your studio; or beside an art piece that you like.
One sentence to describe your studio / the place you work.
I choose not to maintain a studio at this time. I live in an RV on the streets of Orange County, CA to save money while I assess how to do the art I love and adjust to the changing graphics market. I rent co-office space for graphics and web development. If I get a fine art project I rent space on demand.
Photos of your 3 best artworks, the title and a short description.
Assimilation is the best composite so far of my vivid imagination awash in metaphor and concepts ranging from the possibility of a mulit-verse, alien intelligence, spirituality and how our own human experience relates using the lens of anthropology and sociology.
The Reformation is the collision of the Halloween Parade and the Feast of Assumption Parade. It’s a metaphor for the collision of spirituality and commerce.
Winterthur Whimsy was done partially on site and partially in studio in one day as part of a plien air painting competition. I enjoyed hiking around the beautiful gardens and wanted to make a composite of sights that made the strongest impression on me.
Most memorable art commission - what was the piece about, who commissioned the art, what was the experience like.
The most memorable was for Annie Neilson part of the DuPont family. I got to tour their magnificent private grounds and got to know her favorite memories. It was a Christmas gift to her husband and children.
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How you work with your clients - a short description of how you develop concepts and ideas, and collaborate with your clients.
I listen to clients tell me their story. They relate to me their memories, successes, joys, challenges, important people, pets and places in their life. I have a vivid and active imagination and immediately part metaphor and part surrealist visuals pop into my mind. I sketch out small variations to get their approval. Depending on the complexity I’ll also present a tighter sketch and color study before finishing.
What/who inspires you?
People’s stories of love, challenges, successes and joys along with the original metaphors that I can dream up inspire me.
Browse Michael Stancato's artworks on The Commissioned.