Artist: Michael "Monstrinho" Amorillo
Video Trailer for "68 Inches Above Sea Level" solo art exhibition by Michael "Monstrinho" Amorillo at Wooster Street Social Club SOHO NYC November 2, 2013
Michael “Monstrinho” Amorillo is a contemporary multi-media artist well-known for large scale open-air murals, abstract acrylic paintings, original character illustrations and intricate watercolors.
Infused with personality and energy, Michael’s themed installations and character-inspired artworks celebrate positivity, diversity and creativity. The loveable characters, vibrant colors and whimsical themes engage and inspire his audience of children, families and the young at heart.
Born in Queens in 1976 and raised on Long Island, New York, his love for comic books and cartoons was the root from which his creativity began to sprout. During childhood, Monstrinho began creating his own characters and storylines. After laying his eyes on graffiti art, he gradually began using it as a means for storytelling.
His works encapsulate the feeling of complete freedom. Each piece is fantasy-driven and explodes with color, creating its own little world free from the rules and limitations of everyday life. Each painting consists of characters that Monstrinho creates from his emotional experiences, personal encounters or elements of nature. They illustrate the boundlessness of the creative mind.
Produced, Directed and Edited by: Brian Zagorski and Jon Sautter
Director of Photography - Ryan Broomberg
Assistant Camera - Jesse Aragon
Assistant Camera - Charles J Gibson
Gaffer - Josh Krohn
Production Designer - Rachel Aguirre