" Tony Viscardi "
Self-taught and trained, Tony Viscardi has developed his skills over the years of sculpting brushed aluminum. He encourages others to fulfill their dreams by following their own direction and inspiration. Viscardi is recognized across the country as one of the most talented fine artist around.
Viscardi has been featured on Television on HGTV’s THAT’S CLEVER, many national and local news shows as well as several printed stories in local and national publications. Tony Viscardi, is known as the explosive “RockStar of the Art World”, and global top selling artist! His world of art invites us into his lighthearted perspective of life surrounding us, with whimsical designs, brushed aluminum, and even neon lights. His Sculptures are all thought provoking and full of creative fun enigmatic illusion. He has dedicated himself to raising money for charities to help cure cancer in memory of his Mother and regularly donates pieces to local charities for their events and auctions. Viscardi's work is highly collected by young and old from all walks of life including movie stars, rock stars and private collectors. Some of the most note worthy people who have Viscardi’s works include, Kim Kardashin, Kat Von D, Occ (Orange County Choppers, “Chop” The King of Cars, Holy Madison, Tantric (Band) and more………… Viscardi’s imaginative world of art is seen by millions of people each month world wide through his website, galleries, hotels, television, magazines and stores. Viscardi’s unique portrayal of art is an exciting combination of imagination and often subtle humor which evoke and engage the creative side in all of his fun and whimsical works. Today Tony Viscardi is considered one of the most prolific and influential metal artists of our time.
Viscardi's mediums of brushed aluminum and neon come from a lifelong fascination with interchanging lights and the love of Art Deco design. Many of his sculptures evolve from a desire to see layers and shapes incorporated into his passion for contemporary design. His more recent passion is the development of outdoor monumental sculptures. Monumental sizes of 7ft. to 2 stories high have given him the self-gratification that many artists only desire. These sculptures in both public and private locations are one of his dreams come true. Along the way in his artist career, he has adapted other mediums into his primary focus of aluminum and neon. Glass, fabric, marble, mirrors, water and Plexiglas are a few that he has enjoyed creating with. Viscardi continues to “play” with other forms and incorporate them into his creations.
Each piece is created daily with an artistic approach. The machinery that Viscardi uses is often viewed as industrial and lifeless. Using a plasma cutter, jigsaw, grinders, sanding discs, slip roller, and Brake (metal cutting device) are often what companies, factories and industries use. Machinery of this sort is not thought of often in the art world. Creating art with these devices is a fascinating way for Viscardi to spend his days. Viscardi enjoys seeing his various sanding techniques cause the metal to “come to life”. Neon incorporated into some of these pieces gives each work a glowing beauty. Some are subtle with backlit colors shining through while others are stark and vibrant. Viscardi's clients who collect his art pieces, as well as the companies who have sought commissions are fascinated with the creations as they are often viewed as “The WOW Factor” that enhances their home or business location.
Viscardi began his art career years ago splattering paints on canvas. He found metal to be fascinating while exploring different mediums and became amazed that such an industrial medium could be transformed into beautiful works of "Art". Metal becoming contemporary Tony Viscardi art that designers incorporate into residences and businesses is a reality that he enjoys each day. America is filled with entrepreneurs who started with a dream. Being a self taught artist with humble beginings, creating his first works in his garage and created his way into his first art studio; allowed Viscardi to leave his factory career of ten years during 2003. Creating artwork is Viscardi's career and passion. Traveling to art shows across the country is one of the joys that allows him to share a piece of his world with his collectors. Commissioning sculptures for both businesses and residences allows Viscardi to place pieces in parts of the world that he otherwise may not have seen. Tony Viscardi's artist career has created the reality of “The American Dream” for himself. Regardless if the piece is for an individual or a corporation, when others "enjoy his original works", that creates "his greatest success".
My mediums of brushed aluminum and neon come from a lifelong fascination with interchanging lights and the love of Art Deco design. My sculptures evolve from a desire to see layers and shapes incorporated into my passion for contemporary design. Along the way in my artist career I have adapted other mediums into my primary focus of aluminum and neon. Glass, fabric, mirrors, water, and Plexiglas are a few that I have enjoyed creating with. I continue to "play" with other forms and incorporate them into my creations.
Each piece is created daily with an artistic approach. The machinery I use is often viewed and industrial and lifeless. Using a plasma cutter, jigsaw, grinders and sanding discs are often what companies, factories and industries use. Creating art with these devices is a fascinating way to spend my days. I enjoy seeing my various sanding techniques cause the metal to "come to life". Neon incorporated into some of these pieces gives each work a glowing beauty. Some are subtle with backlit colors shining through while others are stark and vibrant. My clients who collect my art pieces are fascinated with the creation as they are often viewed as "jewelry for the wall".
I began my art career years ago splattering paints on canvas. I found metal to be fascinating while exploring different mediums and became amazed that such an industrial form could be transformed into a work of art. Metal becoming contemporary art that designers incorporate into residences and businesses is a reality I enjoy each day. America is made of entrepreneurs who had a dream. Being a self-taught artist who began in my garage and created my way into a studio allowed me to leave my factory career of 10 years during 2003. Creating artwork is my career and my passion. Traveling to art shows across the country allows me to share a piece of my world with collectors. When others enjoy my work that creates my success.
National Podcast Interview- Rocket 15.Com "15 Minutes With Tony Viscardi" Podcast / April Archives
Television Interview - "Viscardi's Solo Show" - Jim Bollock Fox 41
Juror- National / KY PTA Reflections student art program
Feature Story- "Living Metal" By Brian Harris - The Ville Magazine
Story- The Courier Journal Newspaper Lou KY - " One Man Show"
Television Interview- "St James Court Art Show" - Darrin Adams fox 41
Purchase Award- LowerTown Fine Arts Festival
Second place- Featured Artist "Homearoma 2004"
Feature Story- Velocity Magazine - "What I'm Into"
Story- Leo Magazine - "Viscardi's Art & More"
Story- The Evening News- Indiana "Viscardi Shows Works"
Television News Show- "The worlds Largest Sunglasses" Whas 11
Television news Show- "Viscardi does it Big" Wave TV-3
Featured Artist- "Home Expo" - Indiana show 2004
Homearama - 2004-2012
Television - "Live 725" Featured Art Friday's and Co-Host - 2011-2012
JockTails- Ky Derby Charity Event - Co-Sponsor and Featured Artist - 2012
Pink Tie Ball - Breat Cancer Charity Event - Featured Artist - 2013
St James Art Show - 2004-2013