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BACKGROUND & EARLY LIFE

BORN IN THE SPRING OF 1983 IN THE LITTLE NORTH EASTERN VILLAGE OF NEW HARTFORD, NEIGHBORING THE CITY OF UTICA NY, TO A YOUNG MOTHER AND FATHER. HIS MOTHER WAS A GYPSI, HIPPIE, PUNK WITH A LOVE FOR FASHION, DANCING AND THE PARANORMAL, COMING FROM A RICH ETHNIC HERITAGE. HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER PART WELSH, PART BAVARIAN. ON THE WELSH SIDE, THE WILLIAMS FAMILY CAME TO AMERICA IN THE MID 1600S. ONE OF THE FIRST IF NOT THE FIRST WILLIAMS TO SETTLE IN NORTH AMERICA, EVENTUALLY BUILDING WILLIAMS TOWN NY. THE BAVARIAN SIDE’S MIGRATION TO SYRACUSE NY TOOK PLACE IN THE 1860S WHEN HIS GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER PETER KAPPESSER, CIVIL WAR HERO AND CONGRESSIONAL METAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT, IMMIGRATED FROM BAVARIA TO FIGHT FOR THE UNION. HIS MATERNAL GRANDFATHER'S SIDE DESCENDING FROM FRENCH CANADIAN LOGGERS & NATIVE AMERICANS. WITH A GRANDFATHER WHO WAS A CHINOOK WOOD CARVING TOY MAKER AND A FRENCH CATHOLIC GRANDMOTHER. GIVING VINNY THE NAME MICHAUD.  

RAISED BY HIS MOTHER, THEY MOVED AROUND A LOT, SPENDING MUCH OF HIS CHILDHOOD AT THE FOOT OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS. WITH A NATURAL AND SOMETIMES OMINOUS ATMOSPHERE OF ROLLING HILLS, FARMLAND, FORESTS AND COLONIAL VICTORIAN VILLAGES, CONTRASTING THE URBAN AN SOMETIMES INDUSTRIAL SETTINGS OF NEW YORK; THE STOMPING GROUND OF HIS PARENTS YOUTH, THE CITY OF HIS CONCEPTION AND A PLACE HE GREW TO THINK OF AS HIS SECOND HOMETOWN, HAVING ACCESS AND EXPOSURE TO THE CITY THROUGH HIS LIFE BY WAY OF HIS FATHER AND PATERNAL FAMILY. HIS FATHER WAS A BUTCHER, A BASS PLAYER AND AT ONE TIME A FASHION MODEL. A LOVER OF SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY WITH A TALENT FOR RAISING EXOTIC ANIMALS. FROM AN ITALIAN & IRISH FAMILY, HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS IRISH DESCENDING FROM THE MURPHY CLAN. HIS PATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S FAMILY, QUINTESSENTIALLY ITALIAN. THE PERRI'S HAVE A CLASSIC ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRANT STORY. HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER ELVIRA, A LOWER EAST SIDE SEAMSTRESS WHO EMIGRATED TO NEW YORK FROM CALABRIA IN 1912. A CENTENARIAN, IN HER EARLY 70S SHE RETIRED TO THE DESERTS OF TUCSON AZ WHERE VINNY SPENT MANY SUMMERS AS A CHILD, GIVING HIM A LOVE FOR THE DESERT. HER SON FRANK, HIS GRANDFATHER, A LOVER OF JAZZ & THE OLD WARNER BROS. MONSTER MOVIES, WAS THE FIRST TO BE BORN IN THE US, DRESSED IN HIS MOTHERS HAND MADE CLOTHING AND EATING FROM HER BACK YARD GARDEN. HE WENT ON TO FIGHT IN THE KOREAN WAR, EARNING EXTRA MONEY WHILE AT PORT PAINTING BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS WITH WATER COLORS. BLUE COLLAR & HARD WORKING, HE WORKED ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT AND TO THIS DAY STILL LIVES IN OZONE PARK QUEENS.  

BOTH OF VINNY’S PARENTS AVID LOVERS OF MUSIC, ART AND CINEMA, MOST NOTABLY THE SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR AND CULT GENRES OR ANYTHING BY KUBRICK. MEETING IN THE LATE 70S NEW YORK PUNK SCENE, HE WAS RAISED ON STORIES OF CBGB’S, MAX’S KANSAS CITY & THE MUDD CLUB. STORIES OF NEW YORK’S ART WORLD WITH THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, WARHOL’S FACTORY AND ARTISTS LIKE BASQUIAT & HARING. HE GREW UP HEARING ABOUT ROCKY HORROR & 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY MOVIE NIGHTS AND HIS MOTHER’S INTERACTIONS WITH CELEBRITIES AND MUSIC ICONS LIKE DAVID BOWIE, MARIANNE FAITHFUL, PAUL SIMON, PAUL & LINDA MCARTNEY AND OTHERS. LIVING AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL FOR A TIME, SHE EVEN SHARED AN APARTMENT WITH MEMBERS OF THE RAMONES. BOTH PARENTS SENSITIVE, ARTISTIC AND OUT GOING, VINNY SHOWED A TALENT FOR CREATIVITY AT AN EARLY AGE AND HIS PARENTS FOSTERED AND ENCOURAGED THOSE TALENTS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. ALWAYS DRAWING & PAINTING, AT THE AGE OF 9, A PORTFOLIO OF HIS WORK WAS PUT TOGETHER AND WITH THE URGING OF HIS TEACHERS, HE WAS GIVEN A SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND THE MUNSON WILLIAMS MUSEUM OF ART PROGRAM FOR GIFTED CHILDREN. HIS CHILDHOOD WAS NEVER LACKING IN ARTISTIC FREEDOM, SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION. THOUGH NEVER SHELTERED, HIS FAMILY HAVING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF LIFE’S PROBLEMS. BOTH PARENTS NOT WITHOUT THEIR FAULTS. A BELIEVER IN NATURE AND NURTURE, THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HIS FAMILY COMBINED WITH THE REALITIES OF HIS YOUNG LIFE, HAS PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE EVOLUTION OF HIS WORK AND ARTISTIC IDENTITY. AT THE AGE OF 14 HE RECEIVED HIS EMANCIPATION. SUBSEQUENTLY MOVING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE LIVED WITH HIS OLDER SISTER, A YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT, FOR A SHORT TIME, BEFORE SETTING OUT ON HIS OWN, WHILE IN HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL.

 

EDUCATION

AS A TEEN VINNY ATTENDED V.A.D.A H.S. THE VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN ACADEMY. IN SANTA BARBARA, C.A. A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SPECIALIZED VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL. A PROGRAM WHERE ALONG WITH HONORS, GATE, & AP GENERAL ED CLASSES, HE RECEIVED TRAINING IN THE VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS WITH A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM OF STUDIO ARTS COURSES THAT INCLUDED :  PAINTING, ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION, ADVERTISING, SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION & SET DESIGN. ALSO A PART OF THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM VINNY TRAINED AS AN ACTOR WITH THEATER PROGRAM DIRECTOR OTTO LAYMAN STUDYING A SELECTION OF COURSES THAT INCLUDED: THEATER & FILM ACTING, AUDITIONING, MONOLOGUE, COMEDY, IMPROV, STAGE COMBAT AND DANCE. AS WELL AS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS WITH SAM MUIR. CREATOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE MUIR STUDIOS.  TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF SANTA BARBARA’S COLLEGIATE ATMOSPHERE HE SOUGHT TO FURTHER HIS EDUCATION WHILE AT THE ACADEMY, SITTING IN ON 3 SEMESTERS OF FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES AT U.C.S.B AND ATTENDING 3 SEMESTERS AT S.B.C.C. STUDYING A NUMBER OF COURSES THAT INCLUDED: ART HISTORY, ILLUSTRATION & ABSTRACT CALLIGRAPHY.

 

WORK

THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL HE WORKED ODD JOBS, EVEN DRAWING CHARCOAL PORTRAITS FOR TOURISTS ON SANTA BARBARA’S STATE ST. AT THE AGE OF 15 HE BEGAN EARNING MONEY MODELING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS AT SCHOOLS LIKE : THE BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAUL JASMIN’S CLASS AT THE PASADENA ART CENTER IN CALIFORNIA. IT WAS IN THIS PERIOD THAT HE BEGAN TO SUPPORT HIMSELF AS AN ARTIST IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER STARTING A CONSISTENT COURSE OF WORK & COLLABORATION DEVELOPING IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS. DIRECTLY AFTER LEAVING SCHOOL HE MOVED TO THE NEIGHBORING CITY OF LOS ANGELES TAKING A JOB AS A FASHION ILLUSTRATOR FOR PRIVATE CLOTHING CO. 3 SEASONS UNDER DESIGNER FREDDIE ROJAS. WHERE ALONG WITH FASHION SKETCHING HE WORKED MANY FREELANCE JOBS IN PRODUCTION COORDINATION BUILDING SETS, INSTILLATIONS & WINDOW DISPLAYS; AS WELL AS CASTING, STYLING AND ART DIRECTING EVENTS, FASHION SHOWS AND PHOTO SHOOTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS MICHAEL CROOK, LOUIS MARTINEZ & VERONICA IBARRA AND COMPANIES LIKE : RICHARD BOWMAN CLOTHING, JORDAN JORDI CLOTHING , PRIVATE CLOTHING CO. AND THEN PARTNER VICE MAGAZINE & STORE IN ITS EARLY DAYS. ALSO HELPING IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE MALIBU NIGHTS BENEFIT FASHION SHOW. FOR A TIME EVEN WORKING AS A FASHION BUYER AT THE NOTORIOUSLY ELITIST MELROSE VINTAGE BOUTIQUE WASTELAND. WORKING AS A FREELANCE ARTIST HE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP HIS PERSONAL WORK TAKING PART IN THE CREATION OF THE THEN BLOSSOMING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES UNDERGROUND ART SCENE SHOWING, CURATING AND ASSISTING IN THE PRODUCTION OF A COLLECTION OF GROUP SHOWS AS WELL AS PAINTING A NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED PIECES FOR CELEBRITIES, COLLECTORS & HOLLYWOOD PERSONALITIES LIKE EDDIE THE HAT & THE DEPRAVED COMEDIAN ANDY DICK, AMONG OTHERS. MOSTLY THOSE WITH A TASTE FOR THE STRANGE & UNUSUAL. SEEKING OUT INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS HE TOOK MENTORING AND APPRENTICESHIPS WITH ART, FILM DIRECTOR CLAUDIO CONTI AND DESIGNER, STYLIST & DIRECTOR NINA LONG.

STILL A TEENAGER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES HE QUICKLY BECAME SIGNED AS A MODEL / ACTOR WITH L.A.’S M MODEL MANAGEMENT & TOP HOLLYWOOD COMMERCIAL AGENT JOHN PIERCE AT JPA WHERE HE BEGAN WORKING ON VARIOUS SETS AS TALENT ACTING & MODELING. APPEARING IN SMALL INDEPENDENT FILMS, TARGET TV COMMERCIALS AND IN A NUMBER OF MUSIC VIDEOS FOR ARTISTS LIKE: THE VINES, THE GOO GOO DOLLS, CRISTINA AGUILERA AND OTHERS WITH DIRECTORS LIKE: DAVID LA CHAPELLE. ALSO PHOTOGRAPHING WITH THE LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD FILM PHOTOGRAPHER ELLIOT MARKS BEFORE HIS DEATH. HE THEN APPEARED IN A FASHION EDITORIAL FOR SPIN MAGAZINE TITLED “DAY TRIPPERS” ALONGSIDE MTV CULT MUSIC PERSONALITY JESI KEMP AND ICELANDIC SUPERMODEL THELMA THORMARSDOTTIR, SHOT ON LOCATION IN THE MOJAVE DESERT BY RESPECTED PHOTOGRAPHER JUSTINE PARSONS STYLED BY SPIN FASHION DIRECTOR DANIELA JUNG. UPON HIS RETURN TO NEW YORK AT THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENTED BY NEW YORK MODEL MANAGEMENT WITH TOP BRITISH AGENT DAVID RALF. ALONG WITH REPRESENTATION BY MULTIPLE AGENCIES IN EUROPE LIKE : BEATRICE IN MILAN, GROUP IN SPAIN AND OTHERS. VINNY BEGAN MODELING FULL TIME DOING PHOTO SHOOTS, SHOW ROOM JOBS & FASHION SHOWS WALKING FOR DESIGNERS ON RUNWAYS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR MANY FASHION WEEKS IN CITIES LIKE NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, MILAN & MADRID. ALSO WALKING THE ABC TV FASHION ROCKS BENEFIT FASHION SHOWS. A MUSE AND PERFORMER IN HIS OWN RIGHT AND MAYBE MOST WELL KNOWN FOR HIS WORK AS A MODEL HE’S BEEN PAINTED BY MANY GREAT PAINTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY A DISTINGUISHED GROUP OF ICONS IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY. APPEARING IN AN ENDLESS LIST OF PORTRAITS, PICTORIALS & EDITORIALS FOR MAGAZINES. ALONG WITH AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF ADDS &  CAMPAIGNS FOR DESIGNERS AND BRANDS. 

ALSO APPEARING AS THE PRINCIPLE MODEL FOR CALVIN KLEIN’S RELAUNCH OF ITS ICONIC CK ONE FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN AND TV COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID SIMS AND DIRECTED BY FABIAN BARRON. WHERE ALONG WITH APPEARING ON BILLBOARDS ALL OVER THE WORLD, HE WAS ASKED TO APPEAR ON THE FRAGRANCE BOTTLE.  IN 2009 VINNY LEFT NEW YORK MANAGEMENT AND THE PROFESSION TO FOCUS ON HIS ARTISTIC WORK. THOUGH HE'S WORKED ON A NUMBER OF PROJECTS AS A MUSE AND ARTISTIC VESSEL SINCE. ONLY WORKING AS A MODEL ON A PART TIME BASIS AT THIS BUSY AND ELEVATED POINT IN HIS ARTISTIC CAREER. DO TO REQUEST, HE WALKED NEW YORK'S SPRING SUMMER 2016 FASHION WEEK ALSO RECENTLY HAVING BEEN SET TO DO THE MARC JACOBS SS16 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN ALSO SHOT BY DAVID SIMS WITH ART DIRECTOR AND STYLIST KATIE GRAND. VINNY WAS ALSO JUST RECENTLY PHOTOGRAPHED ALONGSIDE LIZZY JAGGER FOR VOGUE ITALIA'S SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE SHOT BY VICENT PETERS AND STYLED BY VALENTINA SERRA.  HIS WORK AS A MODEL CAN BE SEEN IN GREATER DETAIL IN THE SECTION OF THE SITE TITLED MODEL. WITH A CONTINUING CURIOSITY AND LOVE FOR FILM AND A NATURAL ABILITY WITH ACTING AND DIRECTING, DRAWING UPON THE TRAINING HE HAD RECEIVED AS A TEENAGER IN THE THEATER HE HAS WORKED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES ON FILM & VIDEO SETS IN PRODUCTION, ASSISTING, DIRECTING AND AS AN ACTOR. WHERE HE HAS APPEARED IN A HANDFUL OF ROLLS & CAMEOS IN A COLLECTION OF INDIE FILM PROJECTS THAT CAN BE SEEN IN THE FILM SECTION OF THE SITE.

CONTINUING HIS WORK HE SPENT A YEAR LIVING IN MADRID SPAIN WHERE ALONG WITH THE COMPLETION OF A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS HE DIRECTED THE MUSIC VIDEO ” ROCK FROM THE ATTIC ” FOR THE CULT SPANISH PUNK BAND VICE & VANITY, BY WAY OF HIS OWN STORY BOARD ILLUSTRATION. UPON HIS RETURN TO NEW YORK HE WROTE THE SCRIPT FOR ” SHERRY SUNSHINE ” A FEATURE LENGTH FILM PROJECT HE PLANS TO DIRECT STILL IN DEVELOPMENT WITH SUPERMODEL AND ACTRESS JENNIFER PUGH. LIVING IN NEW YORK AND WORKING FULL TIME AS A MODEL HE CONTINUED A RIGOROUS PARTICIPATION IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. BUILDING INSTILLATIONS, SETS & WINDOW DISPLAYS FOR EVENTS & COMPANIES LIKE GIRLS LOVE SHOES, ROBERT CLERGERIE, ISOBEL ARNBERG BOUTIQUE, CENTURY 21 DEPARTMENT STORES AND OTHERS. AS WELL AS WORKING IN FASHION ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMERA HE HAS BECOME KNOWN AS AN ART, FASHION, PHOTO & CASTING DIRECTOR AND FASHION STYLIST. WORKING ON EDITORIALS FOR GQ, SPIN, JALOUSE, ASIAN ESQUIRE MAGAZINES. ALSO STYLING A COVER STORY FOR BLANK MAGAZINE TITLED ASIAN GANGS. ART, FASHION, CASTING DIRECTOR, STYLIST AND ASSISTANT TO MANY TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS. 

MOST RECENTLY WORKING ON A SERIES OF PROJECTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHER NISIAN HUGHES. STYLING SOME OF NEW YORKS’ TOP BALLET DANCERS AS WELL AS PHOTO, VIDEO PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE : RAINBOW PROJECT & NEW PALTZ  RIVER STORY. HE’S STYLED A NUMBER OF DESIGNER LINES, LOOK BOOKS, FASHION SHOWS, ALSO STYLING CELEBRITY SOCIAL STORIES WITH : ACTOR EDWARD NORTON, CFDA CEO STEVEN KOLB, TALK SHOW HOST CAT GREENLIEF, HIP HOP ICON DMC & OTHERS. HE ALSO DID THE COSTUME DESIGN ON THE OFF BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF “THE HOUSE OF YES”. RECENTLY HOLDING A POSITION AS THE HEAD MENS WEAR STYLIST / CONTRIBUTING ART & FASHION DIRECTOR FOR THE CENTURY 21 DEPARTMENT STORES FASHION CORP FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. A CONSUMMATE COLLABORATOR HE’S ASSISTED AN ACCOMPLISHED GROUP OF INDUSTRY LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS THAT CAN BE SEEN IN THE FASHION SECTION OF THE SITE.   TASTE AND AESTHETICS ALWAYS PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PERCEPTION OF HIS WORK, HE HAS CONTINUED WITH THE HUMAN FIGURE EXPERIMENTING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY NOW KNOWN FOR HIS CANDID, PORTRAIT AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS OF A SELECTED GROUP OF ARTISTIC PERSONALITIES AND MODELS. ALSO CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF A COLLECTION OF TOP MODELS THAT RECENTLY INCLUDE BRITISH VOGUE COINED NEW IT SUPERMODEL SOJOURNER MORRELL. MANY OF HIS DISCOVERIES AND MUSES HAVE RISEN TO SUCCESS. HIS LATEST PUBLICATION AS PHOTOGRAPHER INCLUDES A PORTRAIT FOR GRAZIA MAGAZINE OF POET PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ.

MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN NEW YORK AS A VISUAL ARTIST AND WELL KNOWN AS A SYMBOLIST, HIS PAINTING STYLE SPRINGS FROM A COMBINATION OF FORMS THAT INCLUDE A BLENDING OF SURREALISM AND EXPRESSIONISM WITH NATIVE & POP SYMBOLISM OFTEN INFLUENCED BY VARIOUS WORLDS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THOUGHT. SUBJECTS FROM HISTORY AND CULTURE THAT INCLUDE: MUSIC, ART, POETRY, SCIENCE, CIVIL RIGHTS AND RELIGION. AS WELL AS AREAS OF THE OCCULT AND PARANORMAL. ALONG WITH A CONSTANT OBSESSION WITH THE HUMAN FORM AND FEATURES. OFTEN USING RECYCLED WOOD, GLASS AND PLASTIC SURFACES. HIS TECHNIQUE IS INSPIRED BY STAIN GLASS, CREATING OUTLINED SHAPES AND BRIGHT COLORED FIGURES. THIS RESULTING IN A VERY PSYCHEDELIC YET CLEARLY DEFINED DEPICTION OF HIS INNER WORLD. HE’S DONE NUMEROUS COMMISSIONED PIECES AND PORTRAITS FOR AND OF ARTISTS SUCH AS NYC LEGENDS PATTI SMITH OR JIM CARROLL. AS WELL AS CONTINUING TO SHOW IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS LIKE ” POST CARDS FROM THE EDGE ” THE VISUAL AIDS BENEFIT CHARITY ART SHOW 2 YEARS SOLD AND MANY OTHERS. HE’S EVEN EXPERIMENTED WITH PAINTING ON THE HUMAN FORM AS HE SEES IT BY WAY OF TATTOO DESIGN FOR VARIOUS INK CLAD FRIENDS AND FANS OF HIS WORK . ALSO WORKING ON EFFECTS MAKEUP FOR A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE THE FILM ” LIKENESS ” DIRECTED BY ANDRES ROJAS & TOM SEE AND THE NYC ART PARADE IN SOHO 2YRS WITH THE ACCLAIMED FRENCH PAINTER & MULTI MEDIA ARTIST COCO DOLLE. 

 IN 2011 HE CO-CREATED, DESIGNED AND ILLUSTRATED THE POETRY BOOK NEW REALITY, ( ISBN # 978-84-7274-293-2 ) . PUBLISHED BY THE SHAKESPEARE FOUNDATION OF SPAIN. PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH POET-SINGER PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ, WITH AN ACCLAIMED AND SUCCESSFUL RELEASE HELD AT KATHY GRAYSON’S  GALLERY THE HOLE. LOCATED ON THE BOWERY, NYC’S LEGENDARY ARTISTIC HUB. GUESTS ENJOYED AN EXHIBITION OF NEW REALITY’S ILLUSTRATIONS ENLARGED, A POETRY READING OF NEW REALITY’S POEMS BY A GROUP OF KNOWN ARTISTIC PERSONALITIES INCLUDING ACTRESS PAZ DE LA HUERTA, SINGER-SONGWRITER JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS & OTHERS. ENDING WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF SONGS FROM NEW REALITY BY THE BOOK'S AUTHOR. AN ARTISTIC SPECTACLE OF POETRY, MUSIC & ART DIRECTED PRODUCED AND COORDINATED BY VM. ALONG WITH NEW REALITY HE WAS ASKED BY THE PASSENGER NEWSPAPER TO COLLABORATE ON A NUMBER OF DESIGNS THAT INCLUDE AN OFFICIAL COMPASS-LOGO FOR THE PUBLICATION. THE SON GOD COVER FOR THEIR ISSUE #3 AND THE COLLABORATION WITH PABLO C.L. ON A TWO PAGE SPREAD OF AN ILLUSTRATED POEM, PICTORIAL AND ARTICLE ABOUT NEW REALITY AND ITS RELEASE TITLED ”A NEW REALITY“. 

SINCE THE SUCCESS OF NEW REALITY HE’S DONE COUNTLESS LOGO, POSTER, BOOK AND ALBUM COVER DESIGNS FOR ARTISTS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, FILMS, BUSINESSES AND PUBLICATIONS. DESIGNING LOGOS AND POSTERS FOR THE SHAKESPEARE FOUNDATION OF SPAIN, ROBERT CLERGERIE AND SECRET LOVERS RECORDS MUSIC LABEL. AS WELL AS DESIGNING LOGOS, POSTERS AND ART FOR A VARIETY OF MUSICIANS & BANDS LIKE: JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS & THE BOWERY RIOTS , BOY & GIRL, PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ, VICE & VANITY, ENSALMO, MONE,  MOSAICS, JILLIAN HERVEY & LION BABE, GOLDEN ANIMALS. ALSO DESIGNING AN ALBUM COVER FOR JAPANESE SUMMER A SONG BY THE BRITISH BAND MOSAICS. HE HAS RECENTLY BECOME KNOWN FOR HIS WORK AS THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND MANAGER FOR THE CREATION AND LAUNCH OF THE NYC PSYCHEDELIC BAND MONE. ALTHOUGH EPHEMERAL IN NATURE, MONE QUICKLY BECAME A MIND BENDING EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO-VISUAL ACT CREATING MUCH EXPECTATION AND PERFORMING IN SELECTED EVENTS AND VENUES AROUND NYC LIKE ” SLEEP NO MORE. HIS MOST RECENT ARTISTIC PROJECT OF  2015 INCLUDES THE CREATION OF SKELETON A PICTORIAL FASHION & INTERVIEW JOURNAL WHICH INCLUDES SKELETON PEOPLE & SKELETON MODE. WHERE HIS WORK CAN BE SEEN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND EDITOR IN CHIEF AS WELL AS A CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER AND WRITER IN COLLABORATION WITH A GROUP OF TALENTED INDIVIDUALS AND FRIENDS. SKELETON SET TO BE LAUNCHED IN LATE FALL EARLY 2016. 

CURRENTLY LIVING IN NEW YORK WHERE HE CONTINUES TO DEVELOP HIS WORK & ARTISTIC CAREER.

 

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