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Christopher Spinelli
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Marine Park



ARTIST STATEMENT: My love of art began at an early age. I was that kid who was always scribbling in the margin of his notebooks. Drawing was something that I did on a daily basis. As I made my way through Grade school I began to experiment with cut paper and oil paint. In high school I started to paint large backdrops for the school’s theater productions and ultimately I decided to pursue a career in art. Interestingly enough, after graduating from SVA and doing freelance illustration for a couple of years I decided that my love of eating and warmth would take precedence. I continued to draw and paint, but not on the scale that I imagined in art school. Fast forward to 2011 I had an opportunity to become a part time art instructor for a program at Regis High School in Manhattan that serves low income inner city boys and there the spark was once again ignited. In addition to teaching I began painting again with greater frequency and my paintings over the past five years have been featured at auctions and multiple exhibits from Brooklyn to Budapest to Berlin. My painting style has somewhat evolved but my themes have remained fairly consistent. My childhood fascination with Coney Island still looms large in my work, as do themes of death and faith. Actually I see these themes as very intertwined. More recently I have begun to look back and reassess my time in Coney Island, my parents and thereby re-examining my own childhood while this is always tinged by the specter of death. My vibrant and often other-worldly palette is inspired by nature and fueled by dreams. I have been featured in an exhibit in Coney Island which ran from Nov 7, 2015 through February 7, 2016 which has also reignited my interest in Coney Island so I plan to do a series of paintings based on my experiences there. I am also working on a series to go along with my large painting “The Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins” which will explore images of my parents and of growing up in 1970’s Brooklyn. I also have plenty of site drawings not shown on the CD which are charcoal drawings of my time in Coney Island from the 1980’s. You can view most of my work on my website www.brooklyndreamland.com
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