I'm Joseph Gattulli, an artist based in Long Island, New York.
My work centers around the key themes of both healing and closure. The body of work is an expression and representation of my own internal healing process.
The individual marks, patterns, and shapes both intentional and accidental are an artistic expression of emotion I am either healing from or manifesting within the piece.
My use of color is intentional and representative of various emotions. Passion and energy are conveyed through the use of red hues. Darker hues such as black symbolize ignorance, sorrow, and evil - both experienced and felt. The use of white hues is for innocence and the feeling of fear.
The physical shapes within my work are also symbolic; the key one being circles. I am drawn to geometric shapes without divisions or are uniform and complete. This unity, without a clear beginning or end, is much like life and our experiences - we don't always need to know where we are starting and where we are going.