A scintillating collection of fun & erotic photographs that are weaving their way into the pop culture of the 21st century. Fine art photography. All images copyright © Victor Spinelli Archive
In October 2019 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 SPiN Artist Residency at Pikes Ibiza
-The application deadline for the Spring Artists-in-Residence Program deadline is July 25, 2019 and must be submitted via our online application form.
July 25, 2019: Online application submital deadline.
August 25, 2019: Notification to accepted applicants/recipients.
Diver UP is embracing the Age of Aquarius. Metamorphosis is in the air. The mixing of an industrial helmet with the feminine goddess - Man Made in contrast to Mother Earth. This message, which is leading her to take off this controlled helmet by society and mankind, and history, to open us up to a new world of equality and within that, the divine feminine goddess celebrating womenkind and mankind in unison - a beautiful new world that invites/allows/accepts/celebrates everyone for their individuality as part of the NOW
I created the Original image of Diver UP on the magical Isle of Ibiza, in 2005. The connection between Ibiza and Burning Man is a very beautiful and spiritual one. Both with their own cacophony of pirates, merrymakers, hippies, and all other sorts of funny little earthly beings.
I’m happy to share exciting news that, in collaboration with ARCH Collective of Blauvelt, New York , we are bringing Diver UP to Burning Man to proudly erect her on the wonderful Playa in 2019. ARCH Collective is headed by Evan Collier and the two of us have been attending Burning Man for over a decade and have participated in many large art projects over the years. Many of our team members are Burners and festival goers.
With deep appreciation,
Victor Spinelli :)
Shown here is the Bronze (Edition of 33). The Bronze with 24K Gold plating (Edition of 12). A Bronze with a Pure Silver plating (Edition of 12). A bronze with a Chrome plating. (Edition of 33). And some resin pieces.
Lost wax Process
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.
Animal conservation , Animal skeletons , Save the animals , Victor Spinelli Art
All Celebrity images © Victor Spinelli Archive
Celebrities , Hollywood , TV , Film
An idea and a pencil sketch born on the sands of Aguas Blancas in Ibiza this past July, 2018. These dancers of Ibiza represent the frivolity and fun that is life. Dancers that do not take life too serious. Freedom rings. Remember that it is the journey that counts and not the destination. ©Victor Spinelli 2018
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
Casino Chips, Las Vegas, casinos, poker, poker chips, pop art,
A range of portraits of USA Olympic gold medalists and others that have sat for me.
Olympians, sports photography, olympian portraits, USOC,
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.
Animal conservation, save the animals, painting, fina art,
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
Lieutenants, abstract, comic
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
Queen, UK, England, House of Windsor, money, coins, numismatic
Random thoughts of creative delusion.
Painting, fine art, 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
India, varanasi, new delhi, rajasthan, calcutta, madras,
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
queen pulp, pulp fiction, comic, mixed media
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
Toys, play, surreal, money, fine art
A small edit from my documentary archive that spans 70 countries. All images shot with film. Enjoy ©Victor Spinelli Archive
Documentary photography, photography, travel,
Love is in the air… A collaboration. Sketches by me & words by Gigglewaters own, Catherine Monahan…. :)
Love, compassion, couples, sketch, pencil sketch
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
War, peace, army, tanks, panzer, models,
The only way to save the world is to let it be, in balance. This is the theme of my new art series called 'Balance’. This can mean to live in balance with your body, your community and of course living in homeostasis with our planet.
The environment of our precious world seems to be on a balancing act and a large part of this is because of animal agriculture. Two (2) billion sentient beings (animals) are slaughtered every week for human consumption and hunting.
mother earth, save the animals, balance, fine art, Victor Spinelli Art,
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.
USA, law, US congress, constitution, fine art, Victor Spinelli Art,