It takes a great deal of experience to find a person's path to success. That path can guide us into a specific career, to reach a personal goal or simply push boundaries we may find uncomfortable. In the end, it's always a journey well worth taking.
Someone like Michael Viglietta, the newest addition to monOrchid's represented artists, truly understands what it's like to make an unexpected turn while on a particular path. The New York born contemporary abstract artist found himself in Los Angeles after graduating college to pursue a career in movie and television production. After years in the industry, Viglietta began focusing on his hobby of painting. Fast forward a few years, and the dexterous Phoenix based artist is bringing a new flavor of art to monOrchid's gallery walls for his mid-September solo exhibition.
"I like wearing down; erosion of materials.
I've scraped, burned, melted wax, used razor blades,
and power washed...what a big mistake." - Viglietta
Viglietta is drawn to the process of layering, removing, and thickening a variety of mediums to his canvases - finishing with a diverse display of colors and textures. He references this method to an archaeologist's digging, figuratively inserting his own artifacts to later be discovered. When he isn't striping layers of oil paint and newspaper clippings off his canvases, the artist can be found hiking Arizona trails and traveling around the country.
Michael Viglietta's solo show will be displayed in September 2018 but we invite you to view a handful of work during the up and coming show presented by monOrchid, "The Coterie Exhibition" - June 23, 2018 through September 7, 2018.