The Fine Art of Robert Maniscalco Artist Statement – Fine Art
My goal as an artist is to explore the full range of my medium, which is light. I have developed several bodies of work exploring a variety of structures and subjects, but the poetry of light on form keeps coming back into my work. Light is the force that reveals the subtleties of nature, particularly the human condition. My work is all about what it is to be human and our journey toward the light.
My Faces of the Lowcountry series of paintings is intended as an exploration of the joy and tenacity of the Gullah people as they continue to define and celebrate their identity, a cultural symbol of survival and abundant hope for all people.
Another body of work, consisting of highly chromatic figurative renderings, called Chromo Sapient, is intended to push the envelope of color, while maintaining the chiaroscuro – the illusion of light on form. More so lately, I have introduced the element of conceptualism into my work. Representationalism may be my dharma but I feel I have recently begun to explore the possibilities of narrative and poetry using color and light to transport the viewer of my work into another realm of reality.
I am also the doppelganger of NETI, who is that he is not.
Robert Maniscalco is a national award winning portrait artist. Though well known for his portraits Robert’s fine art has been exhibited widely and can be found in over 150 private and public collections throughout the United States and Canada. more