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Known for combining high and low culture through elements of painting, drawing, graphic design, animation, and collage, Bevilacqua characteristically works in a saturated palette, covering his glossy canvases with brand logos and doodles.
Michael Bevilacqua’s semi autographical mixed-media works serve as a platform for exposing his cultural, intellectual and spiritual preferences.
His work can be found in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Learn more on his Instagram account.
The book mentioned in the interview was The Devil you know by Charles M Blow.
[…] Michael Bevilacqua spoke to us from New York City in early March. At the beginning of the pandemic, he was unable to get to his studio so he brought as much art material home as he could to work there. He immediately began creating works on paper based on a figure emerging from the water. This spoke to how he felt at the time having to suddenly change course. As the pandemic went on, he moved to his home on Long Island where he set up a makeshift studio. The figure in the water is based on a meme and rendered primarily in green tones. To hear more about this work, his upcoming show in Korea, and how Bevilacqua adjusted to working on paper when he was unable to get canvases, listen to the complete interview. […]