My work is emblematic of my desire to further inquire about the human form and its cultural interpretation. Specifically, I am interested in exploring clothing as an extension of the body and ones identity.
The figures in my paintings blend in and out of themselves in malleable forms. They are moving and melting simultaneously. They borderline on grotesque as an allegory to the inner turmoil of dealing with ones own identity.
My collages are influenced by visual images consumed every second of every day through magazines, advertisements, as well as via computers, mobile phones, and the newest devices coming out at faster and faster speed. I am trying to develop my own language to deal with the bombardment of such imagery. I especially like to use printed material because photography conveys an objective truth, and at the same time there is a certain hollowness in these found images, a distance which compels me to create a visual bridge in search for human connection.
In my career as a fashion designer, I worked for Calvin Klein and Lanvin and opened my own Bruno Grizzo label in 2006, after receiving two coveted Gen Art fashion awards. In 2010, my fashion illustrations and portrait sketches propelled me away from the business of fashion, and towards creating a body of work in acrylic that responds to the immediacy and complexities of the body politic.