Artist Statement

“My paintings are my palette for chaos and order to collide; I take the high art and the low art,
which is commonplace, and let them battle it out on the canvas.

The contemporary issues confronted in the work provoke a response, both emotional and intellectual, and symbolize the struggle towards birth that our society now faces.

Painting, to me, is the great equalizer. I paint for humanity. I call to arms; the eternal spirit of man, the builder, the organizer and the evolutionary spirit that creates civilizations. I am speaking of that common, human thread that the great thinkers of the past continue to teach us; the common link which triumphs over adversity, poverty and injustice.”

—Giovanni DeCunto