A professional photographer and Chicago resident, Joe Pellegrini has a distinct Pop Art painting style. His dynamic compositions combine current and retro imagery from popular culture influences. An intricate series of transparent and semi-transparent layers bring to life alternating focal points that reveal contextual meaning in a thematic story line.
A variety of stylistic influences from Comic Books, Print Advertisements, Commercial Packaging, and Television Cartoons are the basis for Joe's collage and acrylic compositions. Placement of Superhero's, in contrast to Advertising Icon's, with classic Mid-Century childhood imagery, is just one example of the rich blend of elements that can pull a concept together.