NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Backstreet Gallery presents the latest art work of thought provoking artist Michael Cuomo. The show will contain his unique sculpture assemblages (which he calls “Heads of States” ) created from found objects.
The opening reception is Thursday September 5th 2013 at 6:30 to 9:30 and closes October 5th 2013. In addition, Cuomo’s show will be apart of New Rochelle’s Artist Festival Weekend on September 28th – 29th.
In 2002 Michael Cuomo discovered an internal creative inspiration, which had remained latent until he began drawing with crayons as a means for emotional and psychic therapy. This new awareness and identity sparked his desire to explore his ability as an artist. The year following Michael Cuomo began painting primarily abstract works using various techniques and mediums. His meeting with a portrait artist “Otto” who became his mentor and friend encouraged the young artist to draw and paint Representational in order to enhance his skills and talent. Studying from books and museums his early influence derived from Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, and German Expressionism. His intent was to formulate an individual style by merging the two methods of creation in both figurative and non-figurative works.
Today Michael Cuomo’s art ranges in many forms of expression. Creating through different mediums his diversity brings him strength as an artist who is constantly recreating himself in his work. Michael Cuomo’s focus as an artist is to be a vehicle, which expresses spiritual reality with both content and context.