I am a painter - Michael Bevilacqua

by Casey Spooner and Adam Dugas

"Take a serious mind, a double punch of punk and a blender's worth of pop culture and you have the beginnings of a Michael Bevilacqua painting. Born and raised in California, he takes the DIY aesthetics of the native punk culture -- photocopies, spray paint, silk screen -- and works them into fine art canvases exploding with cultural markers from Popeye and Snow White to death metal, ska and punk.