Marco Gallotta: OBAMA PORTRAIT
My artistic craft consists mostly of photographic images that I manipulate through cutting, overlapping, drawing, and painting. Through this process, images are transformed into new organic forms that find an existential dimension through a powerful osmosis with nature and its elements.
This piece is part of a series that will be presented at One Art Space Gallery in Tribeca in June. The title of the show is “Primary Obverse”, and it is a two-person exhibition featuring individual and collaborative works from me (Marco Gallotta) and Brazilian artist Bruno Big that investigate the power and importance of the portrait. This exhibition includes artwork that features change-makers, everyday heroes and people who have influenced their communities and our world in positive and powerful ways.