Paul Carluccio

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Beneath Our Feet

Art lies everywhere. In this exhibit, Paul Carluccio grasps the ridged textures of New York City's history, as he majestically transforms manhole and coal covers into unique, colorful, and explosive paintings. [...View Film]

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Manhattan Manholes

This was my first exhibit of paintings. It was inspired after I no longer had an art studio to work in (due to 9/11). My studio was the streets of New York City, and at the time, there was an abundance of dense energy inside me and surrounding me. I got it all out of my system in the next two or three years by painting the iron circles in this city "that never sleeps." I went from one manhole cover to the next, until each ounce of pain dissipated into the already restless pulse of the streets. These works were exhibited at Revolution in Hell's Kitchen in New York City.

INDIAN SUN: 41x36; acrylic on canvas RTS NYC: 21x43; acrylic on canvas 17th SUN: 59x46; acrylic on canvas ULTRAMARINE SUBWAY: 63x50; acrylic on canvas MANHATTAN BORN: 41x36; acrylic on canvas TIMELESS: 20x40; acrylic on canvas » see more

Phoframture

Phoframture is a fusion of photography, framing, and sculpture. In these pieces, urban construction materials are used. Most creations start from a still life that is transformed into a collage. Using materials found in the photographs, a frame is constructed and painted to create a mood for each piece. The pieces are a mixed medium, incorporating wood, plaster, iron, paint, glue, glass, aluminum, vinyl, rubber, tar, and much more. These works were first shown at the Museum of the Urban Experience and the Xio Ping Design Showroom, located in Tribeca in New York City.

URBAN LIFE: 53x25; one 17x12 collage; wood, NYC shopping bags, adhesive and oil paint GOING SOMEWHERE: 100x18x4; seven collages (7x7 average size) set in 11x18 openings; Masonite, mortar mix, sand, acrylic fortifier, adhesive, acrylic and oil paint DON'T FALL IN (close up of frame): 46x 66; four 19x6 collages; wood, paint brushes, plastic caution tape, adhesive and oil paint CUBIST CONSTRUCTION (entire): 35x25; one 12x9 collage; wood, aluminum, wax, spackle, dry wall, paper, adhesive, stucco, acrylic and oil paint CUBIST CONSTRUCTION (close up of frame): 35x25; one 12x9 collage; wood, aluminum, wax, spackle, dry wall, paper, adhesive, stucco, acrylic and oil paint CUBIST CONSTRUCTION (close up of frame): 35x25; one 12x9 collage; wood, aluminum, wax, spackle, dry wall, paper, adhesive, stucco, acrylic and oil paint » see more

Clouds Out West

I felt the need to escape the lines of the city, so I boarded a fight out west. Four days and 1,400 miles later, I headed back to New York, viewing 16mm film footage I shot and plenty of 35mm slides. I soon began to paint. Occasionally, I might glance at the film or slides from my trip, but usually, I tapped into how horizontal lines made me feel. When I was done, my work consisted of 18 paintings, plenty of photographs, and a short film, all of which were exhibited at the Silver Whale Gallery in Greenwich Village in New York City.

CLOUDS OUT WEST: 46x21; acrylic on canvas WESTERN ENLIGHTENMENT: 30x24; acrylic on canvas BIG SUR DEW: 22x28; acrylic on canvas BIG SUR BARK: 22x28; acrylic on canvas SWEEPING BLUETY: 23x14; oil on canvas MOUNTAIN BLOOM: 33x23 » see more

City Surfaces

Although "I thought" I was done with the streets of New York City after my last body of work, I soon became inspired by many surfaces as I pounded its pavement. Thus, I created a collection of 28 paintings using different surfaces throughout the city. I continued to push myself in finding a balance between abstract expressionism and pleasure for the human eye. These works were first showed at the Tribeca Center for the Arts in New York City.

AUGUST CITY: 53x20; acrylic on canvas HOUSTON ST.: 25x13; acrylic on canvas WESTERN SUN: 55x16; acrylic on canvas KEEP CLEAR: 55x16; acrylic on canvas JUKAS WALK: 16x48; acrylic on canvas PO BUBBLY: 44x44; acrylic on canvas » see more

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