Daniel Riccuito
Medium: Drawing and Painting

Studio Location:
126 13th Street
Studio # first floor

Email: driccuito@yahoo.com

Website:: thechiseler.org

Artist Bio:
Daniel Riccuito, an abstract painter and drawing artist, has shared a studio in Gowanus for 15 years. He has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Bowery Gallery in Chelsea and has been included in numerous group exhibitions in the NY/NJ area. Riccuito teaches in the Humanities and Sciences department at School of Visual Arts. His writing on film and politics has appeared in Cineaste,The Chiseler, Bright Lights Film Journal, MUBI and other journals. This is his second GOS.

Artist Statement:
Artists Daniel Riccuito and Marilyn Palmeri have been making collaborative large scale multi-paneled mixed media abstract drawings for the past 10 years. These metaphoric works are sometimes inspired by landscape, poetry, literature, ancient and medieval art and experimental film. Often beginning by drawing marks or shapes on a colored ground, the artists respond by layering or simplifying the compositions over the course of the work with trust, freedom and immediacy, allowing for chance and without preconceived motives. Air, light, texture, weight, color and scale are very important elements of the work, resonating emotionally and structurally, fusing and juxtaposing Riccuito's energetic approach with Palmeri's more deliberate style. A recent work titled "Gorgons and Sirens" evokes the historical monstrous nature of women in myth and literature. Another work, "Interior Worlds," is an expression of a vivid and tumultuous interior life in conflict with exterior pressures. These works have never been exhibited.

All images and text copyright Daniel Riccuito