Five Images

by Jeff Musillo


I paint because I want to capture what I call “The Flash.”

The Falcon

The Falcon

 acrylic and enamel paint on canvas

With literature and film, in order to build, expand on and properly convey a story, one typically has to work with many different mental images popping up and flying in from every direction.

The Forming of a Face

The Forming of a Face

 acrylic and enamel paint on canvas

Naturally, some of those images work well in a novel, some in film, but then there are those quick flashes that stand alone, concepts that deserve immediate attention and need to be on the canvas.

Glaciate

Glaciate

 acrylic and enamel paint on canvas

And that’s what I always try to do with my artwork.

Wandering Water Lilies

Wandering Water Lilies

 acrylic and enamel paint on canvas

With one firm, individual image, I want to create a story that evokes a full-range of emotions while producing a complete story for the viewer to examine and experience.

Tranquility, bit by bit

Tranquilty, bit by bit

 acrylic and enamel paint on canvas


Jeff Musillo is a writer, visual artist, actor, and director. He’s the author of The Ease of Access (2013), Can you See That Sound (The Operating System, 2014) and Snapshot Americana (Roundfire Books, 2014). His upcoming novel, The Eternal Echo, will be published in December by Strawberry Books. His paintings have been exhibited in the George Billis Gallery, Lumiere, the Cutting Room, the Greenpoint Gallery, and elsewhere, and have been showcased in magazines in both the U.S. and Europe, including The Menteur in France, Lovely Magazine, Aesthetics Magazine, The Hopper Review, and Empty Sink Publishing. His paintings were also in the feature film, The Heart Machine, and will soon be seen in the upcoming film, In Case of Emergency. His work in film, as a screenwriter, director, and actor, has premiered at The Hoboken International Film Festival, The Jersey Shore Film Festival, and The Katra Film Series. His latest screenplay, In The Ring, is currently in pre-production and will be directed by Aaron Latham.

He lives in Brooklyn.

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