EPISODE 012: Art & Being: John Criscitello

John is one of the few people I have ever met that has no religious background at all.  He would refer to it as a more naturalist upbringing.  However, his experience with televised American Christianity is hilarious.

John is an amazing artist. A man that speaks his mind and doesn't seem to have a lot of walls or filters that are holding him back from creating art and using words.  His transparency in the subject matter of his work such as rampant materialism, capitalist culture, gay culture, and homoeroticism has grown him a large, appreciative following and made him a beloved part of our neighborhood.

John and I chat through religions, the cosmos, myth, legends, culture, pop-art and even drugs and addiction, until we find commonality in allowing creativity to come through you unhindered and the freedom that comes from releasing that art medium without trying to control its outcome.

JOHN'S BIO

John Criscitello b.1967 Binghamton New York. Currently residing in Seattle WA. Works as multi-media visual artist, John has tackled a wide variety of subject matter in his work such as rampant materialism, capitalist culture, gay culture, and homoeroticism. 

John's latest body of work is a series of paintings that focus on a clash of cultures. In the last few years, Capitol Hill has seen an influx of new moneyed denizens which has served to whitewash a historic enclave of queer and creative individuals.  

The paintings John has created combine overtly sexual imagery with homogeneous trends. John hopes this illustrated merge of culture brings to light new money vs. the established community, violence towards the LGBT community, and the commodification of gay culture.

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