Size: 5.75"W x 8.25"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2017
Vincent da Vinci most recent body of work include, "Retro Celebrity Stars", which is a homage to Celebrity’s of our past from the films of the Hollywood Golden Era, to the present day. Every one of these individuals helped create the world we live in today, and though we know of their names, their actual image might be fading from our memory.
His previous work is, "Disasters of War", which is a homage to Heroes and Villains from World War I & II, by the use of humorous and tongue-in-cheek language to explore the more serious issues of the past to present day. Heroes and Villains are portrayed in life, death and immortality by the use of toys of our innocent youth. The toys are used as a satirical look on the “Disasters of Wars” revealing shock and truths of war and violence in a playful way.
Influenced by Roy Lichtenstein, Michael Craig-Martin, Julian Opie and Angela Bulloch, Marcel Duchamp, Neo-Plasticism, Piet Mondrian, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Chapman Brothers.
Vincent da Vinci is a Conceptual Artist and is best known for his abstract use of repetitive vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines superimposed with four letter words forming a playable word search. “The idea or concept [Conceptual Art] is the most important aspect of the work, and I use any medium [painting, digital, printmaking or sculpture] to convey the idea to the piece of Fine Art” The Artist is interested in the interaction between opposites, yin & yang, war & peace, love & hate, rich & poor, life & death. The Artist juxtaposes these contrasts with the innocent of Toys and Games used in our youth.