Sal is a very unique artist, and he has quite a lot to say for himself. :) I shall let him do all the talking - he's kind of difficult to explain, but his images say everything.
"Yes girls, I'm Dashingly Handsome, Single, A Love God on my Home Planet of Zimdar and I'll be signing autographs later, so please stand back while I get naked and ready for this...[Rimshot & Cymbal Crash!] ...Started doing these goofy doodles when I was in High School about a hundred and eighty seven years ago."
"Did lots of other stuff too! Music (was almost a Rock Star...film at 11!), Photography (was an assistant for Ralph Gibson, got to meet the Art Elite in NYC), was poor, found Capitalism, got rich, then poor, then rich again, got married, had a son, got divorced, got poor again and now...who cares?"
"So I started painting and sculpting again for FUN> Some years ago (c2001) someone asked me what I call this stuff...For lack of a better excuse [and at the insistence of some individuals who just love labels], I called it 'Funism'. Now, some years later I'm known as the 'Founder of the Funism Art Movement'. Go Figure? And that's not all!...Now all the 'trendy's' anti up big bucks for my stuff because they find it hillarious and simply must have a 'Marino' 'Funist' work in their collection. So you see, you too can be rich and famous, all you have to do is make something brilliant (Oh Brother, is this guy serious?) that people want and sell it for lots of Green".
"Or, you can simply do what everyone else does and tell me what to go do to myself...[Cymbal Crash!] But if you really want to know more about my life of debauchery, read my book, 'Guy Talk, Girl Talk', an amusingly filthy Funism Book which affords a humorous look at sexual yearnings, unfulfilled love, brushes with fame and the not so ordinary oddities of life."
Beauty comes from within; remember? :)
I cannot help but post a picture of the artist and author himself. If anything is a contrast, it's his image and his artwork, which in itself is quite brilliant.
I really did think Sal looked like one of his paintings - ah well, we can't have everything we want.
You do want to see more of his works, don't you? Click below.
Funism Art by Sal Marino
Have a Happy Weekend.