Thomas-Joseph Carrieri is a Bay area transplant. The Brooklyn born Post-Pop artist is inspired by the hard black lines of Keith Haring and indie comic books, and his pallet is influenced by the candy-colored graffiti covered subways of 70's NYC.
His aesthetic captures both the tongue-in-cheek wit of Pop-Art idol Andy Warhol and the larger-than-life fun of Jeff Koons.
The playfulness of comic book portraiture and the sincere cultural commentary get along nicely in his work and can be seen interacting throughout his career.
Although partially self taught, the artist worked his craft on the street in his early years before taking a serious stab at art. He would not consider himself an "outsider artist" in the least.
His admiration of the academic tradition led him to study in the studio system of figurative painter Mark Greenwald. Although self-described as a post-pop artist! his painting style evokes emotional connections through childhood toys and games, science fiction, and pop culture nostalgia in general.
His work has been featured in:
Hutzpah Magazine - contributing writer
and the SF Gate