Studio City, CA, United States
About Phil Ciano
Phil is more then just a painter and sketch artist, he's an actor, singer, songwriter and musician, (guitar and banjo). He regularly performs Folk, Bluegrass and Americana music at jams, house parties, farmers markets, and open mic's around the Los Angeles area. About his painting he states: Through my work I endeavor to examine the phenomenon of seeing, using the imagination and sub conscious mind. The purpose is to view beyond what the eye naturally sees and outside what our thoughts maintain exists. This is manifest in the Full Moon paintings. . These are meditative images. They are meant to be reflected upon. Gazing into the background, ostensibly, scenes appear, landscapes, seascapes, figures and creatures. Dripping and pouring the enamel, spinning and propping the canvas at various angles, the paint swirls and moves along the surface until it dries. Absorbing the physical motion and spontaneous manipulation of creativity, it reaches into the depths of the innermost realm of being and the mysterious unknown, extrapolating and capturing that moment in time, fixing it until future observance may discover and interpret its reason and meaning. It's more fun than a mouthful of mushrooms.
Salem State College, Berklee College of Music, Harvard, Yale, online.
Gallery 800 Group Show 2011
Gallery Godo Group Show 2012
2nd Street Gallery Group Show 2013