SHAMANIC PAINTING 08
Created in 2018.
"Shamanic Painting 08" has a depth and color palette that references both nautical maps and the sea itself. The rough texture teems with oceanic abstract figures, and was crafted to pay homage to the artist’s favorite denizen of the deep: the whale.Critelli’s time-consuming process involves liquefying acrylic paint, molding it into 3-dimensional pieces, and interweaving hundreds of dried pieces onto a canvas wet with paint. Think Jackson Pollock meets Basquiat -- or Nickelodeon -- as the Shamanic Paintings’ tactile splatter is a nostalgic callback to 1990s youth culture.