Tony Vecchio has worked in the
creative industry in Northern California for most of his professional
life, establishing a successful career as a corporate and advertising
creative director in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not painting in
the studio, his freelance business keeps him busy creating designs and
illustrations for paper products in the gift industry, as well as
handling other advertising and illustration assignments.
Both "Echoes and Silence" and
"Dream Language" are part of a new series called Dreamscapes.
These multimedia canvases of assembled
panels connect sets of visual components into a linear sequence of
color and imagery. This image connection is an interpretation of the
way the subconscious links visual and other memory images in the dream
state. The mind compiles fleeting moments, isolated thoughts, sounds
and feelings from our waking lives and then, during the dream state,
attempts to create a logical chain of events from the disconnected
information, which the subconscious interprets as an acceptable story
line. Each stored "instant" systematically triggers the next
image and the next, to create the dream scenario. Found objects are
included representing specific visuals recorded during waking hours.
The color palettes of these canvases
were part of an extended dream about my art that was vivid enough to
awaken me so I could write down specific notes about color and
imagery. Each canvas also contains fine lines, etched with a blade,
that are the "roads" or "routes" of a dream which
seem very deliberate and path-like, but "materialize"
instantly along with the complete cinematic dream sequence.