Emanuele J. Cacciatore
Appalachian Loose, 2008,
About the piece
Emanuele Cacciatore’s work addresses how we perceive and define gestural painting without relying solely on conventional aesthetics or contemporary ideology. The gestural passages in his artwork, although realized through accidental, intentional, and mechanical manipulation of the material, ultimately reflect a genuine and thorough investigation of painterly content. He uses brushes and stencils in conjunction with an array of industrial tools and various painting techniques to create both a concrete and ephemeral reorganization of form and space.
About the artist
Emanuele Cacciatore has exhibited his paintings in Europe and the United States since 1982. Notable venues include the Albright-Knox Art Museum and Hallwalls Gallery in Buffalo, New York; The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey State Museum, and Robeson Center Gallery in New Jersey; The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum in California; and galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Buffalo, and Paris. His work has been reviewed by Artnews magazine and by regional art publications and newspapers throughout the country. He is the recipient of many artist awards, including the Armand Hammer Award in Visual Art from the Los Angeles Arts Council. Emanuele was born in Buffalo, New York and received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.