Los Angeles-based artist George Medici creates contemporary works that are not bound by traditional styles. His principal medium is acrylic on canvas, but he also uses mixed media such as metals and plastics in his works.
His work Che Palle!, marks his biggest artistic leap yet. The massive hanging sculpture, comprising 918 violet balls inside a clear plexiglass case, took nearly two years to complete.
In the realm of abstract expressionism, Medici’s Elements series reveals the earth’s natural resources in four large acrylic canvases depicting earth, wind, fire and water in vibrant textured colors. “We’re living in divisive times and it’s important to remember we’re on this big rock floating in the middle of space,” he says.
Medici looks beyond traditional mediums to present social issues in various art forms. Pictured left is Elisabeth of North Hollywood, Calif. She’s “between” homes and part of a series of “organic portraits” that depicts homelessness in Los Angeles while revealing the humanity behind each unique individual.