Gianfranco Tomassetti, 25 year old music producer, singer songwriter, and visual artist from Miami creates art meant to convey a deeper meaning than just what is seen with the eyes, or heard with the ears.
Through visual poetry he is able to produce depth in his work which begs the viewer to think a bit deeper of what they are observing or hearing. Through melodies with poetry grounded in storytelling, he moves us through the psychology of love and its ins and outs. The art feeds the music and vice versa.
Tomassetti chose ink because it’s one of the oldest known mediums; it informs the viewer of complexity through simplicity, stripping away the theory of color leaving you only with a gradient to work with. A matter of life and death, something you can’t erase.
-“Black and white has always carried a serious facade, and at the time I needed for people to take me seriously. That’s why I chose that vibration for my work to resonate in. Now...I really don’t know where my mind will be in a couple of years, but for now it’s as clear as black and white.” -2016
-“My fascination with portraits began while I travelled in Europe. I remember going to these castles and palaces all my life, and in almost every room, there was a portrait. Mind you we weren't extremely well off as a family but travel and the education of culture and people played a very big role in shaping my life. I was very blessed to have parents that valued education of all kinds, and it was said that portraits were sort of a high commodity the wealthy respected, and it was almost mandatory for any person in power to have. I was boggled because even though having the royal families depicted in portraitures reflected status, a sense of hierarchy frozen in time to be remembered hundreds of years later, I never got to know who they were. So my mission with my portraits were to in a sense to express a persons essence in a very unique way.”