A scintillating collection of fun & sexy images that are weaving their way into the pop culture of the 21st century. All images copyright © Victor Spinelli Archive
Synopsis of the project: As human development continues, we are endangering many species on the planet and driving them to extinction, therefore I have created crosses and placed real animal skeletons and skulls on them. The process of learning to articulate these skeletons and my foray into sculpture has been very enlightening.
Does extinction have a cost?
This series debuted at Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel week in Miami in December 2015.
Materials used: Animal skeletons, steel, copper, brass, wood, blood, sweat and tears.
All images © Victor Spinelli Archive
The series explores the Human condition of risk taking, gambling, chance and discovery. Each unique piece is hand painted on a 24 inch diameter disk of solid wood. 1 inch thick. 100% POP! ©Victor Spinelli 2016
A dream of mine has always been to create my image, Diver UP (Original photo in black and white shown) into a sculpture. And the moment has arrive. Viva 2017! Shown are the original maquette Bronze, the Gold Plated bronze edition, the Silver Plated bronze edition, the Chrome plated bronze edition and 2 resin pieces. Also shown are images of the final blue wax mold
An idea born from the great reign of Queen Elizabeth II and how her portrait graces lands across the world on coins from the Royal Mint. No other human in history has had their likeness displayed on more coins than her. All are hand painted by me on 12 inch (30 cm) circles of wood. #QueensMintSeries
Love is taking over the world. A small painted series that has manifested from a whimsical part of my brain that plays on the military hillarity. Enjoy. ©Victor Spinelli U.S. Library of Congress. 2014
A range of portraits of USA Olympic gold medalists and others that have sat for me.
Beast of Burden. The meaning of “Beast of Burden” is essentially any animal that has been "domesticated" by humans to carry or pull heavy loads such as elephants, horses, oxen, etc. But who are the real “Beasts”? We are riding and burdening all the animals on the planet to advance our take over of Mother Earth and in the mean time we have forgotten our spiritual and collective consciousness with these animals, hence the human body and animal head of emptiness.. All paintings ©Victor Spinelli Art.
A collection of simple and honest portraits from the sub-continent that will, in the future, be available in a tangible and touchable form. All images photographed on Kodak E-6 Slide film or Agfa Scala Slide film ©Victor Spinelli Archive
QUEEN PULP is an ongoing series that incorporates original photographs from my "Camera Verité" collection with a twist of spice from the genre of pulp fiction covers that shook Americana, circa 1950's. All are on canvas and limited in numbers. Mixed media and painted with synthetic polymer paint. ©Victor Spinelli
A journey of re-inventing my images with synthetic polymer paint and canvas thus creating this mixed media collection.
How can you play with toys without getting excited? ©Victor Spinelli
A small edit from my documentary archive that spans 70 countries. All images shot with film. Enjoy
All images Copyright ©Victor Spinelli Archive
Armors of Peace.......
An assemblage of materials that play on how the military industrial complex is putting its weight on the world by suppressing and suffocating an earthly marble under an invisible residue of war. White roses for peace
©Victor Spinelli 2016
America is a land of laws and I wanted to bring awareness to our Constitutional Amendments through art. This project spawned in 2012 and is the first non-photographic art that I ever created. The series quickly states and sums up what the Amendments implement in simple memes that are overlaid on the body of the text.
In November 2018 I am launching this residency. All information and to apply is below
The SPiN Artist Residency at Pikes Ibiza is a true Art Escape. Without the pressures from normal daily life, the attending artists will engage in progressive ideas, take risks and have mutual dialogue with other international artists.
This is a partially funded residency with little or no cost to the artists. More details will be updated soon.
*There is only space for 25 international artists available for this residency*
This residency has been formulated to encourage creative, experimental thinking and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Each artists individualism will shine among a community of artistic fellows while creating art through an autonomous and unrestricted working atmosphere.
-The application deadline for the Spring Artists-in-Residence Program deadline is SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 and must be submitted via our online application form.