Artists transform an empty canvas into a work of art through their skill, experience, inspiration and senses. David Garibaldi’s life and transition into a world-renowned performance painter is no different. A finalist on America’s Got Talent, David’s recognised talent keeps going from strength to strength.
The culture and colour of graffiti art served as an early inspiration for David. Born in Los Angles, he later moved as a youth to South Sacramento. It was here that he learned to enjoy the use of his hands and body through art on “larger and somewhat illegal canvases” by painting graffiti as an angst teen. Graffiti artist and high school dropout, he was living day-by-day. The only constants in his life were music and art.
David had always combined his passion for music and colour, or rhythm and hue, in his artwork. But it wasn’t until viewing performance painter Denny Dent’s portrait of Jimi Hendrix that David discovered how his passion for paint and music could be an inspirational experience for more than just himself. He discovered music-driven-art, and in some ways it discovered him, revealing a portrait of passion and purpose.
David’s synergy of music and art is what makes him unique as a painter and a performer.
“I create images in an entraining way and my hope is to inspire the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others,”