Archive for June 30, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Charles Fazzino

Charles Fazzino is a world renown artist that is known for drawing a kind of 3 dimensional pop up ad. Fazzino was born in Finland in the year 1955.  His mother was a sculptor and father a shoe designer. Fazzino had his  first solo show for the public was in 1971.

price range information: Prints available from $500 to $5,000.

For his collegiate education Fazzino attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York.

Among the hardest working illustrators in the world his art has been sought after by many corporations and public events such as the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, and the Major League Baseball All Star Game.

He considers it part of his job to insert some pop culture in his art, giving a very accurate portrayal of current culture.

Fazzoni most collected works are his three dimensional silkscreen prints. He first showed this work in New York in 1980. He first started to work in this method by taking a class at a local art store.

In this clip we visit the studio of Charles Fazzino.

Here is a link to the Youtube channel of Charles Fazzino:

This artist is reminds me of my childhood in the 1980s! Driving across the country on Route 66 and other parts of the midwest and stopping at new cities to me that I had only seen on a map. With the advent of google.maps and such its possible that the average person might not truly appreciate the skill involved in mixing pop culture and the local identity of an area with a map.