Name: Giovanni Pasquale DeCunto
Birthplace: Lawrence, MA
Artistic Medium: acrylic on canvas
How did you get started? When I was 12 I had a paper route, but I sucked at it. One day I made a painting and sold it to my mother's friend, and then I just started painting more and selling them to friends, and I've never looked back.
Who or what are your influences? All the great masters that came before me and interpret into the present so that it can catapult the message into the future.
What inspires your work? Currently, I'm working on a series of paintings called "Angels, Aliens, and Ass" - I think that says it all.
How does Miami/South Florida influence your work? Feels like home, it's a little like Italy, a little like Brazil, and a little like wow.
How would you describe your work? Frenetic
What has been the most unusual reaction to your work from the public? When someone looks at the work and is brought to tears.
What would you like to achieve as an artist? Immortality.
Upcoming shows: Charles Gallery Boston, Giovanni Gallery, Versace Event, and I'll keep you posted.
Where is your work available? Charles Gallery Boston (one of the oldest in the country), Giovanni Studio Gallery, and www.Giovannidecunto.com.