Gerard Marinaccio

My name is Gerard Marinaccio I grew up in Little Italy New York. I have always been low key about my Art, my whole life. I kept it a secret. It is not easy growing up in a neighborhood like that - being an artist, wanted to create and hangout with other artist. I didn't understand what was wrong with me. I saw things differently than most people. Weird for me. I loved sitting in St Patricks Church and looking at the stain glass windows. Dreaming that my paintings will hang in there one day. I love the whole telling storys with paintings. Being a creative person is not always easy. Life tends to strangle you. People from my neighborhood would not really accept it. They didn't understand it..Neither did I. My father would say : "Get a Job! Go to work! "Art is for the rich people not for you", but I never lost faith and kept creating, and creating, and creating.. I cant help it. I met people that helped me, who encouraged me. People that pushed me to pursue my dreams. I had to accept that this is who I am. For the last 9 years I worked as a Longshoreman on the docks. Not Easy! Not My Dream!!! I have faith that my art will be shown. I hope that people will understand my work and want more. I like to refer my Art as a MODERN-DAY-CALLIGRAPHY. I create pictures within pictures within pictures in a story line format. My compositions express my Journeys, pain, joy, and prayers on scraps of wood and metal. The mediums that I work with are ; marker, spray paint, acrylic paint, watercolor, acrylic markers, gold leafing, oil markers and pastels. I have also worked on concrete walls with multiple mediums. I show my Art in underground spaces primarily in downtown Manhattan and have a substantial following since 1995. I have participated in over 30 shows between the years 2000 and 2014. Check out my website. Gmarinaccio.com Gerard Marinaccio joined Society6 on September 5, 2014

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My name is Gerard Marinaccio I grew up in Little Italy New York. I have always been low key about my Art, my whole life. I kept it a secret. It is not easy growing up in a neighborhood like that - being an artist, wanted to create and hangout with other artist. I didn't understand what was wrong with me. I saw things differently than most people. Weird for me. I loved sitting in St Patricks Church and looking at the stain glass windows. Dreaming that my paintings will hang in there one day. I love the whole telling storys with paintings. Being a creative person is not always easy. Life tends to strangle you.
People from my neighborhood would not really accept it. They didn't understand it..Neither did I. My father would say : "Get a Job! Go to work! "Art is for the rich people not for you", but I never lost faith and kept creating, and creating, and creating.. I cant help it. I met people that helped me, who encouraged me. People that pushed me to pursue my dreams. I had to accept that this is who I am. For the last 9 years I worked as a Longshoreman on the docks. Not Easy! Not My Dream!!! I have faith that my art will be shown. I hope that people will understand my work and want more. I like to refer my Art as a MODERN-DAY-CALLIGRAPHY. I create pictures within pictures within pictures in a story line format. My compositions express my Journeys, pain, joy, and prayers on scraps of wood and metal.

The mediums that I work with are ; marker, spray paint, acrylic paint, watercolor, acrylic markers, gold leafing, oil markers and pastels. I have also worked on concrete walls with multiple mediums. I show my Art in underground spaces primarily in downtown Manhattan and have a substantial following since 1995. I have participated in over 30 shows between the years 2000 and 2014.

Check out my website. Gmarinaccio.com

Gerard Marinaccio joined Society6 on September 5, 2014.

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