"... works of art should not just enhance the environment but also have a life of their own allowing people to rediscover the piece over and over due to their intricacies and movement."
The Rocco Menaguale Fine Art collection is a body of inspired original works that organize and encapsulate light, reflection, and shadow. Rocco’s specific process is unique to him and his work and consists of careful manipulations of acrylic panels and acrylic paint to create vivid multi-dimensional fine art. Rocco’s sculptural and three dimensional art coupled with his use of light and shadow within his work are signature to his pieces. His art permeates and informs the space in which it occupies by way of it’s volumetric expansions and careful connections of interstitial, solid, semi-solid and void. The art’s three dimensionality along with the natural shifts of light and the viewer’s vantage point, create an ever changing and ephemeral art experience that pulls the viewer into it.
Rocco’s art is influenced by science and nature. His art aims to remind us of natural phenomenon in a subtly didactic way that places the viewer within each piece and asks one to think about their place in relation to each exhibited phenomenon.
Rocco maintains a working studio in Phoenix AZ, and his work is collected by art patrons across the united states. Commissions are welcome. Please contact the artist for details.
Capturing movement and inspired by nature, this dynamic series consist of heat molded acrylic panels back painted with acrylic paint. Each wall sculpture manipulates light and shadow and integrates them into the art itself.
This timeless series consists of one to three acrylic panels layered over one another and back painted with acrylic paint. Inspired by nature and microbiology these pieces integrate light, shadow, and movement with their depth and layering.
Exhibiting fragmentation and union acting as one, this series is created with multiple acrylic sheets offset from the wall at different depths and back painted with acrylic paint. Each work of art captures light and shadow in a unique way that adds additional movement to each piece.