Reblog from Actual SF

A few months ago, I was photographed by my friend Jillian Piccarilli (http://http://www NULL.jillianpiccirilli NULL.com/), for a design company that she is working with named Actual (http://www NULL.actualsf NULL.com/).

From their website: "Actual is committed to simple, original, and beautiful design. We are based in Oakland, CA and partner with local manufacturers who share our attention to detail and commitment to quality. Our products are made primarily from natural or recycled materials."

Jillian hired me in an advertising  project where she was photographing creative professionals in their respective creative environments.  I said alright and the photos below are of me at work, wearing one of Actual's Zip Skinny Ties.  Recently, Actual contacted me to participate in an interview about my work to be posted on their blog and here we have the result: (REBLOGGED)

Meet the Models: Adam Cardello - Visual Artist (http://blog NULL.actualsf NULL.com/2013/11/meet-models-adam-cardello-visual-artist NULL.html)

(http://blog NULL.actualsf NULL.com/2013/11/meet-models-adam-cardello-visual-artist NULL.html)Adam Cardello allowed us to watch him paint in his studio while sporting a new Skinny Zip Tie (http://www NULL.actualsf NULL.com/collections/for-people/products/zip-tie-skinny) in Mustard. After seeing him make artwork, we just needed to know more about what inspires him. Read below and check out his website of his artwork, www.adamcardello.com

This is the second "Meet the Models" post.
How would you describe your artwork?
My work is usually dictated by a formal interest in composition and color relationships. The content is both figurative and abstract in the sense that what you see is a representation of earthly life, reinterpreted using my own visual language. Control is another issue that frequents my work, evident in my process and craft. Some of my recent paintings attempted to weave a narrative between two recent major life events: the birth of my daughter and the death of a life-long friend. They never achieved this. Instead they stand as separate ideas that recognize and accept loss, and observe a child-like wonder of the world. Since those paintings I had been working on small studies, trying to solve a few technical issues that I felt were repeatedly surfacing in my work.

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I just started a new series of 10 paintings this weekend, which I am pretty excited about.
How long have you been an artist?
I knew I wanted to be an artist and receive education in the arts from a very young age. With that, I believe that a certain amount of dedication is required to brandish such a nomenclature as being “an artist”; otherwise it is just cast around too easily. I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2004, but lacked that dedication to call myself an artist until about 3 years ago. It took me some time to get my priorities straight.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
The existence and relationships of color.

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What inspires you when working?
Right now I am very much interested in the work of Steve Roden. (http://http://www NULL.inbetweennoise NULL.com/) However, I believe that inspiration comes from within, rather than outside influences. Some days it is hard to paint but I make myself do it anyways. On those days, when I am dragging my feet and then one tiny decision reveals something in front of me that completely changes my perspective or experience, that is when I feel most inspired.       via Actual Blog: Meet the Models: Adam Cardello - Visual Artist (http://blog NULL.actualsf NULL.com/2013/11/meet-models-adam-cardello-visual-artist NULL.html).